Jalen Elliott is never going to be confused for being the second coming of Ed Reed unless something changes drastically. He’s not going to run downhill and pop somebody. He isn’t much of a gamechanger or a playmaker at safety. He does play hard from snap to whistle, and sometimes, that’s all that you need to work with.
With proper coaching, he could be a nice reserve or special teams player. Unfortunately, right now that might be all that he is.
If you run an NFL team and are looking for talent, just place the names of the Ohio State Buckeyes‘ seniors on the wall, throw a dart at it, and you’re liable to come up with something. They don’t just recruit guys that can play college ball in Columbus. They want guys who will eventually play on Sundays.
That appears to be the next stop in the football life of one Jordan Fuller. Keep an eye on him. He’s six-foot-two. He weighs 203 pounds, and at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, he ran the 40 in 4.67 seconds before showcasing a 35.5-inch vertical and a 122-inch broad jump.