Jordan Elliott, DT, Missouri
The Cowboys are desperately in need of an interior presence that can push the pocket in passing situations and stuff the run as well.
Jordan Elliott can be a name to watch in the upcoming months. Sitting at 6-foot-4, 315 lbs., Elliott shows power in both his lower and upper half.
Elliott has great length throughout his entire frame which causes havoc for opposing offensive lineman. He uses his hands exceptional well so lineman can’t dig him out of the trenches. He is not just a run-plugger, he shoots and penetrates gaps that allow him to continuously get sacks.
The first step created by Elliott disrupts many blocking schemes and allows him to track down the ball carrier for tackles for a loss. For his size, he shrinks the gap between himself and the ball carrier rather quickly.
One of the main strengths of Elliott is his lateral quickness. This is why he is so disruptive at times. Whether he is slanting or shooting a specific gap his first step and lateral quickness sets him apart from the prospects.