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2018 NFL Draft Scouting Report: S DeShon Elliott

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 205 lbs.

Age: 21

School: Texas


40-yard dash: 4.58 sec.

Vertical: 36.0”

Broad: 121.0”

Bench: 15 reps

3-cone: DNP



All-around safety prospect. Prototypical size. Very intelligent. Great range and instincts. Puts himself in position to make plays. Excellent in zone coverage. Can play centerfield or drop down as a robber. Comes up to make tackles. Big hitter. Will wrap-up tackle or lower his shoulder to strike. Comfortable playing in the box. Good hands. Does a tremendous job tracking the ball in the air. Has the ability to take it to the house. Can play either safety spot.



Could struggle against quicker receivers in man-to-man coverage. Doesn’t have top-end athleticism. Plays a little stiff.


NFL Comparisons

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix – Barry Church – Eric Berry



DeShon Elliott isn’t getting the recognition he deserves by draft “experts,” but he is an all-around safety that can take the ball away on the back end (two interceptions against Sam Darnold) or come up and make a big hit. I think he’s the third-best safety in the class and well worth a pick early on Day 2.


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