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Dante Ellington

OT | (0-0, 355) | Alabama
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Nephew of Alabama hoops great Leon Douglas. Four-year, two-way starter and All-American in high school. Started as a true freshman at right tackle in '99. Started every game and moved to left tackle for the Orange Bowl for the injured Chris Samuels. Started every game in 2000 at left tackle and the first three games in '01. Has not played football for a year because of academic problems.

Positives: Excellent size potential. Massive mauler in the run game with decent leverage to get into a defender's body. He has a huge wingspan and is tough to handle one-on-one. Has a huge frame. Strong at the point of attack.

Negatives: Out of football for more than a year. Lacks quickness, particularly when battling his weight, is not a natural knee-bender and lacks top-notch balance and body control. Lacks initial quickness and gets beaten off the edge. Lunges and does not have great technique. Not a hard worker and is overweight.

Summary: Raw, inconsistent and needs to spend more time in the weight room, but he has the size and strength to be considered late and worth a look on the practice squad.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.