Elijah James
Elijah James  DT  Liberty | NFL Draft 2021 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Elijah James
Height
6-5
Weight
300 lbs
College
Liberty
Position
DT
Class
Senior
Home town
Chicago IL
55.0/100
Player Rating
72
PositionRank
5.1
FortyYD Time
Sacks
1
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
31
Sol tackles
12

Elijah James DT Liberty | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Elijah James DT Liberty
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

40 time: 5.10 seconds
Height: 6-5 Weight: 300 lbs
Position rank: #72
College Games Played: 36
College Snap Count: 1195
College Recruiting Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating Stars (72/100)
Recruiting Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating Stars (72/100)
DRAFT GRADE - ROUND: UDFA
Overall Rating: 55.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
46%
Pass Rush:
55%
Run Defense:
49%
Strengths
  • Can make the impressive chest-to-chest bear hug tackle in the hole due to his ability to wreak havoc in the backfield.
  • Played with lean and leverage against the run, tough for one man to move (sometimes double-teams, too).
  • Strength gives ends a chance to twist inside and linebackers free lane to the passer on blitzes.
  • Plays with leverage at the point of attack whether inside or outside. Keeps eyes in the backfield when inside; moves linemen to either side with strong hands.
  • Strong tackler. Has good power in hands and can anchor, shed, and chase.
Weaknesses
  • Average athletically with average straight line speed and tight hips. Not a natural bender. Lacks secondary pass-rush moves.
  • Isn't able to consistently shed blocks and makes plays in the hole.
  • Must improve hand use and read-and-react skills. Lacks the violent hands to shed and can be eliminated by double-team blocks.
  • Only average lower-body strength and struggles to anchor at the point of attack. Bit of a defensive end/defensive tackle "tweener" who struggles in traffic with multiple blockers, not always using his limbs effectively to disengage.
  • Might be limited to one-gap systems. Agility isn't a question but misses tackles when he doesn't square and break down.
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How other scouting services rate Elijah James (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
179.0