BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter who began his college career at Indiana. Senior totals included 230/1137/6 on the ground and two receptions. All-Conference selection as a junior after rushing totals of 234/1000/7.
POSITIVES: Nice sized runner best on the inside. Patient, waits for blocks to develop and runs with an aggressive style. Breaks tackles picking up yardage off initial contact and aggressively puts his shoulders into opponents, then falls forward for extra yardage. Works well behind the fullback and helps the quarterback sell ball fakes.
NEGATIVES: Straight-line runner who lacks the ability to make defenders miss or quickly cut back. Shows limited quickness and burst. Does not play to his timed speed. Poor receiver out of backfield.
ANALYSIS: Ellis is a one-dimensional ball carrier with a limited game. His size and blocking skills give him an advantage and could help him catch on as a short yardage back.