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Andre Ellington 2014 Season OutlookThe next Jamaal Charles?


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#1 munde53

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 02:32 PM

Andre Ellington lead the entire NFL in his impressive Rookie campaign with 5.53 YPC. He also racked up over 1,000 of total offense and four touchdowns. In his lone start of 2013 Ellington posted a 15/154/1 line rushing while also catching two balls for eight yards.

His explosion, speed, quickness, and ability to work in space already appear to be some of the best in the league.

When asked about Andre Ellington Carson Palmer replied, "He's just scraping the surface."

His build has been his only knock (5' 9", 199 lbs). However, he vows to add some weight this off-season in a effort for a larger role in 2014.

Out of all the running backs from the 2013 class, I believe he has the biggest potential. Easily one of the biggest steals of the draft.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 03:21 PM

Stud in the making

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 04:49 PM

The adding weight thing scares me. Small backs adding weight seems to backfire more often than help iirc.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 04:54 PM

 DLR, on 10 January 2014 - 04:49 PM, said:

The adding weight thing scares me. Small backs adding weight seems to backfire more often than help iirc.
It really depends on how and where he adds it. If he adds it to his upper body I see it being a good thing. Adding it to his lower body and he could lose too much of a step.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 05:15 PM

He isn't quite as fast as JC and he'd be lucky to finish as the 5th best back in the 2013 class but I think the opportunity is there and you can't argue with what we've seen so far out of this kid. 5th best back in the class isn't even a knock either because ironically enough, the 2013 draft class was a great one at RB.

Edited by CL3VELANDBR0WNS, 10 January 2014 - 05:16 PM.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:25 AM

 CL3VELANDBR0WNS, on 10 January 2014 - 05:15 PM, said:

5th best back in the class isn't even a knock either because ironically enough, the 2013 draft class was a great one at RB.

In what way is that ironic?

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:05 AM

 SenatorSpaceman, on 11 January 2014 - 10:25 AM, said:

 CL3VELANDBR0WNS, on 10 January 2014 - 05:15 PM, said:

5th best back in the class isn't even a knock either because ironically enough, the 2013 draft class was a great one at RB.

In what way is that ironic?
Because people we're hating on the class and unsure of it because no running backs went in the 1st round.
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Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:08 AM

 CL3VELANDBR0WNS, on 11 January 2014 - 11:05 AM, said:

 SenatorSpaceman, on 11 January 2014 - 10:25 AM, said:

 CL3VELANDBR0WNS, on 10 January 2014 - 05:15 PM, said:

5th best back in the class isn't even a knock either because ironically enough, the 2013 draft class was a great one at RB.

In what way is that ironic?
Because people we're hating on the class and unsure of it because no running backs went in the 1st round.

I don't really see the irony in that but I guess I see what you're saying.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:37 AM

someone gif the TD run he had at SF. The lateral cut is sick,

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:52 AM

 Trip McNeely, on 11 January 2014 - 11:37 AM, said:

someone gif the TD run he had at SF. The lateral cut is sick,
Not against SF, but he breaks Revis' ankles.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:53 AM

 Trip McNeely, on 11 January 2014 - 11:37 AM, said:

someone gif the TD run he had at SF. The lateral cut is sick,

Don't know how he can be considered a top RB next year if he doesn't start getting goal-line carries.  Remember, he plays Seattle and SF 4 times each year.  Mendenhall is a FA, so we'll see.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 12:04 PM

Yeah, I don't see any way that this guy becomes a feature back next season. Arians has said time and time again that he doesn't think Ellington can handle a full load. It'll be a RBBC at best. However, Ellington is quick and has a bunch of flashy highlights so fantasy owners will spend their summer drooling over him. Try to count how many times the word "upside" appears in this thread.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 01:23 PM

 munde53, on 11 January 2014 - 11:52 AM, said:

 Trip McNeely, on 11 January 2014 - 11:37 AM, said:

someone gif the TD run he had at SF. The lateral cut is sick,
Not against SF, but he breaks Revis' ankles.

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http://www.nfl.com/v...-15-yard-TD-run

heres the video....Tremaine Brock looks like he got stuck in cement

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 01:24 PM

wouldnt mind him as my RB2 if i decide to go the stud QB/graham route

should post some nice total yardage each week with the occasional 15+ blowup. Dont expect him to be a feature back but I liked everything I saw from him this year.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 03:09 PM

Mendenhall played well in his last few games. That backfield will definitely be a committee.

Ellington seems way too small to be a feature back, btw. He could be great in PPR though, very good pass catcher.
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Posted 11 January 2014 - 03:16 PM

He is too small and too injury-prone going back to his days at Clemson.  Heck, he pulled his hamstring at the NFL Combine.  When he ran his 40 at his Pro-day, it was only 4.54 - kind of slow for a RB his size.

Similar to Daryl Richardson (good in spurts in 2012), Ellington won't do much on his own in 2014.  He was a 6th round pick for a reason.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 03:26 PM

What's the point in bringing up his 40 time? His game is about quick cuts, change of direction and lateral agility, not straight line speed. I'd say his game is more like LeSean McCoy, who also has had a mediocre 40 time (4.5 or something).
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Posted 11 January 2014 - 03:31 PM

The point in bringing it up is to highlight that's he slow for a RB his size, who you'd expect to be a good bit faster.

RBs with his profile (small, on the slow side, injury-prone) don't typically have great NFL careers.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 04:59 PM

40 times are very relevant to RBs, especially when they are allowed to run in a straight line with no pads/contact

Ellington is anything but slow when it matters most (the game)

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 06:57 PM

 predator_05, on 11 January 2014 - 03:09 PM, said:

Mendenhall played well in his last few games. That backfield will definitely be a committee.

Ellington seems way too small to be a feature back, btw. He could be great in PPR though, very good pass catcher.
Mendenhall is gone, and I doubt he'll be resigned.

Ellington is the same size as Charles and CJ?K. Two guys who have been highly productive feature backs.

Anyone citing Ellington's 40 time and calling him slow have clearly never seen him play. He looks like the fastest guy on the field whenever he has the ball.

He possesses the quickness, speed, vision, and cutting ability to be a very productive back in the NFL. He also has elite receiving skills.

How his body will hold up remains to be seen. Though, a guy like AP was pegged as injury prone coming out of college and was able to shed that tag. I've never heard of the tag being applied to Ellington, however.




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