BIO: Two-year starter, won the Melberger award as the top Division III player in the country. Senior passing numbers included 69.9%/4,019/49/9. Guided Linfield to a national title as a junior, posting 66.4%/4,595/61/11. Started his college career at Utah but transferred after losing his job to Alex Smith, the first pick of the .05 draft.
POSITIVES: Accurate and poised pocket passer with an outstanding feel for the game. Has great field vision, is patient in the pocket and buys time for receivers. Senses the rush, steps up to avoid it and is always in complete command of the offense. Displays an outstanding sense of timing, leading receivers over the middle or hitting them with passes as they leave their breaks. Natural looking off the safety, puts touch on throws when necessary and rarely makes poor decisions.
NEGATIVES: Takes most of the snaps out the shotgun and does not throw with proper footwork. Lacks a big arm and cannot drive passes down the field. Marginal accuracy and pass placement outside of 15 yards.
ANALYSIS: An ultra-productive signal-caller on a small-school level, Elliott offers great intangibles and skills for a West Coast offense. May never be anything other than a third quarterback but a solid roster asset.