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Kai Ellis

OLB | (6-3, 245, 4.75) | Washington
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Junior college All-American from City College of San Francisco. Listed as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 but really turned into a 4-3 defensive end by putting his hand on the ground on almost every play. Played in eight games in 2000, starting seven and missing three games with knee problems, which slowed him throughout the year. Had 39 tackles and two tackles for loss in '01, when he had both knees scoped during the year. Knees still bothered him at the end of spring '02 practice. Had 51-11 and seven sacks, broke up five passes, intercepted one and recovered three fumbles as a senior.

Positives: Has a good motor and straight-line, stopwatch speed. Has room to get bigger and is capable of using his hands. Came on in '02 when he was healthy. Has long arms, is quick and active and capable of rushing the passer.

Negatives: Is not sudden, lacks instincts and has had knee problems. Is dominated against the run and limited in coverage. Shows little football intelligence and is poor at the point of attack overall. In coverage, especially man-to-man, can be beaten.

Summary: Must get a flawless medical grade if he is going to get late-round interest or be a priority free agent.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.