Elijah Ponder
Elijah Ponder  DT  Cincinnati | NFL Draft 2021 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Elijah Ponder
Height
6-3
Weight
275 lbs
College
Cincinnati
Position
DT
Class
Senior
Home town
Atlanta GA
60.0/100
Player Rating
47
PositionRank
5.06
FortyYD Time

Elijah Ponder DT Cincinnati | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Elijah Ponder DT Cincinnati
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

40 time: 5.06 seconds
Height: 6-3 Weight: 275 lbs
Position rank: #47
College Games Played: 33
College Snap Count: 1032
College Recruiting Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating Stars (72/100)
Recruiting Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating Stars (72/100)
Recruiting Rank: #617 Recruiting Position Rank: #143
Recruiting Position Rank: #143
Recruiting State Rank: #133
Recruiting State Rank: #133
College Combine Results
DRAFT GRADE - ROUND: UDFA
Overall Rating: 60.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
65%
Pass Rush:
71%
Run Defense:
75%
Strengths
  • His strength up and down the line of scrimmage, and quickness for his size, make him a mid- to late-round target.
  • Excellent hustle-and-chase tackler. Good closing speed with change of direction to corral mobile quarterbacks.
  • Lacks the size to compete as a traditional defensive tackle and is a projection to any other position.
  • Coordinated with smooth movement skills. High-effort rusher and works through the whistle. Relentless worker, fighting off blocks and battling to the ball.
  • Flashes upper-body strength to rip and has the punch to push through interior linemen on stunts and twists.
Weaknesses
  • Average size, strength and lacks the bulk in his upper and lower body to hold up on the line. Not a sudden athlete. Very ordinary flexibility and fluidity; not overly explosive and lacks the speed to threaten the edge. Plays upright with limited power to disengage _and is not overpowering in any aspect.
  • Misses tackles, even when he gets his hands on the ballcarrier. Needs to improve hand placement and technique.
  • Too aggressive and bites hard on misdirection. Could be a one-year wonder.
  • Not a quick-twitch player. Won't consistently threaten the edge. Few explosive qualities and lacks great initial burst or overall range for the position.
  • Average athletically with average straight line speed and tight hips. Not a natural bender. Lacks secondary pass-rush moves.
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How other scouting services rate Elijah Ponder (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
452.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
99.0