Played and starred at the East-West Shrine Game (2013)
Missed a few games with injury in 2012
Second-team All-WAC (2011)
2013 stats: 48 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 5.5 TFL
Senior Bowl Notes
After a stellar East-West Shrine Game week, Ellis accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl in Mobile
One of the stars of East-West Shrine Week, the 6’1” 347 DT showed that he more than belonged on the field with the much more ballyhooed Senior Bowl prospects. He’s quick off the ball, penetrated into the backfield, used the spin move (as he did last week too) during pass rush one-on-ones. It’s hard to think of a 347 pounder as more than just a two gap NT but that’s definitely not Ellis. Well, he could be, but what he showed last week, and on his first day in Mobile, is that he’s more versatile to play any DT position in either odd or even fronts.
Penn State DT DaQuan Jones andUConn's Shemar Stephen continued to get good push in bull rush reps while La.Tech's Ellis wasn't quite as successful on Wednesday.