Mixed combine results for USC RBs 

February, 26, 2012
A pair of Trojans, Marc Tyler and Rhett Ellison, took part in the running back drills on Sunday at the NFL combine with markedly different results.

Ellison (6-foot-5, 251 pounds) didn't wow anybody with his testing results, which included a 4.88 in the 40-yard dash and a 31.5 inch vertical jump, but those aren't areas where Ellison is going to impress the NFL scouts. Those numbers were solid enough, however, to allow the scouts to appreciate what he does bring to the table, which is a solid and reliable football player who can contribute at fullback and tight end.

Ellison showed himself well going through drills as a fullback, a position which he moved to as a senior in 2011, and he looked fairly smooth and natural at the spot. There is also plenty of tape of him at tight end for scouts to watch which, combined with his performance on Sunday, should only help solidify Ellison as a player who will definitely get selected in the draft.