Saints Pick Up USC Defensive Tackle Sedrick Ellis

Posted: April 29, 2008 in Saints

If the Saints couldn’t get LSU Defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey, then they got the next best player, probably a DT just as good as Dosey. Although he never was mentioned as a best available player, nor is getting much recognition, people have told me he’s just as good.

At USC:

Ellis arrived at USC in 2003 but took a medical redshirt year after suffering a midseason left ankle fracture that required surgery. In his first three active seasons (2004-’06), he appeared in 34 games and made 86 tackles (16 for losses) and nine sacks. As a senior in 2007, he started all 13 games at nose guard and collected 58 tackles (12.5 for losses), 8.5 sacks and seven pass breakups on his way to first team All-America honors. Ellis missed three games in ’06 after tearing cartilage in his right knee, which required arthroscopic surgery. He also had fluid drained from the knee in ’07 and missed several practices but no games. Ellis did not time out well at the combine but he is a great football player, nonetheless. He has bulked up to 309 pounds and can play NT and/or DT at the next level.  ESPN.com

High School:

Attended Chino (Calif.) High School, playing football for head coach John Mesner…Earned Super Prep and Prep Star All-American honors, in addition to garnering Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team, The Sporting News Hot 100, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tom Lemming All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first-team and Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 honors…Also named to the Orange County Register Fab 15, Cal-Hi Sports All-State, All-CIF Southern Section, All-CIF Division II first-teams and was chosen Los Angeles Times All-Star Lineman MVP…The Los Angeles Times All-Inland Empire Lineman MVP selection as a senior offensive and defensive lineman, he recorded 122 tackles (35 solo), including 19 for losses (with 6.5 sacks), plus a blocked punt, a forced fumble and a pair of fumble recoveries in 2002…As a junior in 2001, he made the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass, All-CIF Southern Section, All-CIF Division II and Los Angeles Times All-Inland Empire first-teams…Posted 108 tackles, including 16 for losses (with 10 sacks), in 2001…As a sophomore, he picked up Cal-Hi Sports All-State first-team recognition…Also competed on the school’s track team in the weights.

NFL.com

New Orleans Saints:

Sedrick Ellis was picked 7th overall after the Saints traded up to get him. Hopefully he can fill the problems on the Defensive line and improve the Saints pass rush. He better, unless the Defensive back proves they can stop one play from developing, just one, I know it’s possible.

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