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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:38 pm    Post subject: With the 187th Pick Arizona Selects Andre Ellington Reply with quote

STRENGTHS: Elite balance to keep his feet after contact and make "wow" runs even when it appears he's contained. Very good fluidity and start/stop ability with smooth lateral cuts and excellent initial burst. Good footwork and wiggle to shake defenders and slither through tight spaces to make something out of nothing.

Slippery and elusive with swivel hips, making him tough to tackle. Nice job finding the cut-back lane or bursting outside before accelerating and turning on the speed. Runs tough and won't avoid contact, lowering his pads and getting every yard he can. Tougher than he looks with good forward lean.

Works well weaving through traffic with very good vision and patience to pick through the defense. Displayed better confidence as a senior, playing faster and making more decisive movements. Good production the past two seasons, surpassing the 1,000-yard rushing mark both years.

WEAKNESSES: Lean framed with only average build, lacking traditional size or a muscular frame. Lacks power to push the pile or routinely break tackles with his strength.

Needs to improve his patience to allow blocks to develop, often out-running his blocks and running up the backs of his linemen. Tad indecisive at the line of scrimmage, but doesn't dance as much from previous years. Accelerates quickly but needs to stay under control in his cuts. Shared the backfield duties most of his career and had only four games with 20-plus carries in 2012.

Dealt with a nagging hamstring injury much of his senior season, something worth monitoring. Tough in pass protection but needs technique work and lacks the base strength to anchor. Might not fit in every offense and looks best suited for a zone-blocking scheme.


Interesting; I don't see both Ellington and Taylor making the roster.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't really care that we double dipped on RB on Day 3. The chances of finding a gem of a RB on day 3 is definitely higher than most positions. Maybe one of them sees the practice squad.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see both making it.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boise&cards Fan wrote:
I see both making it.


IF Williams gets another long term injury then yes I think Williams is done in Arizona and both Taylor and Ellington will make the team.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it. Mendenhall has a 1 year deal and RW can't stay healthy.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boise&cards Fan wrote:
I see both making it.


So you cut Williams or Powell? I think both are going to impress big time this offseason. Powell was out best back last year and Williams is our best natural runner of the football.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seemed like they drafted Taylor with a plan in mind. Ellington seemed like more of a BPA pick.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shawn wrote:
It seemed like they drafted Taylor with a plan in mind. Ellington seemed like more of a BPA pick.


I agree with this
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shawn wrote:
It seemed like they drafted Taylor with a plan in mind. Ellington seemed like more of a BPA pick.


I am pretty sure the team would have been ready to take Ellington in the 5th if Taylor was not there.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ellington will play wr too, that is his benefit
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Williams does not pass protect and that is why he will be gone. Same for Powell. Arians does not use FB so that could open a spot up for another RB.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our own tavon Austin
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boise&cards Fan wrote:
Williams does not pass protect and that is why he will be gone. Same for Powell. Arians does not use FB so that could open a spot up for another RB.


Williams does pass protect. He has done it pretty well too.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trade Powell.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DirtyDez wrote:
Trade Powell.


Doubt you get anything for him. He didn't do much during the regular season, just a pre-season star for now.
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