Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Elijah Norris

Defensive end
School: Shepherd | Conference: D-IAA
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3.5 / 240 | 40: 4.83 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
2.85
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
First-year starter who earned Second Team All-MEC and made 44 tackles (11 for loss) with six sacks, one interception and one forced fumble as a senior. Did not play in 2016. Started six games in 2015 and recorded 32 tackles (six for loss), three sacks and two forced fumbles. Transferred to Shepherd after spending his first two seasons at UConn, the second of which he spent at tight end.
Pos: 
Explosive and disruptive pass rusher who plays athletic football. Plays with proper lean and outstanding pad level and consistently gets leverage on opponents out of a three-point stance or standing over tackle. Shows agility, fires off the snap with a quick first step and works his hands throughout the action. Attacks opponents, goes hard and plays with a nasty attitude. Slides off blocks, moves well laterally and remains disciplined with assignments.
Neg: 
Must improve his playing strength. Handled at the point. Has a limited body of work.
Analysis: 
Norris offers solid size, plays faster than his 40 time and is a disruptive pass rusher who should get consideration at outside linebacker in a 3-4 alignment.