DeShon Elliott presents all the key traits and skills of a successful player but is he the guy the Green Bay Packers should target in the upcoming NFL Draft?
DeShon Elliott has been one of the many defensive players that have been on the radar for a possible Green Bay draft selection as of late.
The 2018 NFL Draft is so stacked it’s difficult to make a clear-cut statement on who the best really is. The draft is coming up fast and Packers fans couldn’t be more excited. Regardless of who they draft the Packers should be getting some talented players.
Elliott has the potential of being a top defensive back in the NFL, and the Packers are definitely going to need to take advantage of that potential. Elliott should be able to fit in that 3-4 scheme just nicely, and take the pressure off other players in the secondary as well.
Elliott’s ability to overcome adversity and being able to be out right explosive on the field is exactly why he is a top candidate for a potential draft selection by the Packers.
Over his tenure with the University of Texas he ranked up nine interceptions, 2.5 sacks, and 106 tackles. The 6-foot DB brings presence to the backfield which is exactly what the Packers need. The unanimous All-American (2017) declared for the 2018 NFL Draft in his junior year.
Elliott had the following to say:
"“After much thought and prayer, my family and I have made the decision to forego my senior year at The University of Texas to enter the NFL Draft. I will not be playing in the bowl game as I plan to begin preparing for my professional career immediately.It was a very difficult decision that I put a lot of thought into. I want to thank my coaches and teammates for the support and all they’ve done to make an impact on my life.”"
Elliott could have a massive impact on the Mike Pettine-led defense in 2018. His ability to intimidate the QB and keep up with whoever he plays is something he excels at, and he should only improve over time if under the right guidance.
Either it be Josh Jackson or DeShon Elliott, if drafted Packers fans should expect top-notch defensive players who should impact this emerging defense in 2018.
And at the end of the day the question of if DeShon Elliott is a worthy candidate is up to you.