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TE Rhett Ellison - Minnesota Vikings

6-5, 251Born: 10-3-1988College: Southern CaliforniaDrafted: Round 4

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2015 Week 17 vs GB (1 / 1 / -2 / 0 rec)

Ellison made one catch and was injured. He tore his patellar tendon in his right leg and will be out for the postseason. It's a big loss to the run game as Ellison is a solid blocker.

2015 Week 16 vs NYG (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Ellison saw a lot of time on the field, but mostly as a blocker. His one target was actually a dump pass by Teddy Bridgewater, as the quarterback was under pressure and just trying to dump the ball off to avoid the sack.

2015 Week 14 vs ARI (1 / 1 / 41 / 0 rec)

Ellison continues to prove himself a tough runner after the catch. On his one reception, Ellison caught a short pass and turned upfield with a blocker leading the way. Once he lost that blocker, he ran through an arm tackle, jukes another defender, and rumbles for several more yards before being caught from behind.

2015 Week 13 vs SEA (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Ellison was targeted once on a pass which was deflected. He was on the field for 26 offensive snaps though (half of them), mostly as a blocker.

2015 Week 12 vs ATL (2 / 1 / 23 / 0 rec)

Ellison had just one catch but he was impressive after it. On the play, Teddy Bridgewater aimed short dump pass to Ellison who hauled the ball in and turned upfield. A pair of good blocks gave him the chance to run for about a dozen yards but then he pushed a defender backwards for another ten yards. It was a tremendous show of leg drive and force, something we have seen from him multiple times this season.

2015 Week 11 vs GB (3 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)

Ellison was clearly a dump-off on all three of his targets and in the fourth quarter was able to turn a short catch into a big gain of 18 yards. Overall, he was a blocker, though one which occasionally saw some use on passing routes.

2015 Week 10 vs OAK (2 / 2 / 18 / 1 rec)

You really don't want to get in front of H-Back Rhett Ellison when he gets a head of steam going because when he finishes a run, it's a violent affair. Both Ellison's catches ended with a nasty collision which he got the better of a defender during. The first was a touchdown pass in the early first quarter, where Ellison found himself alone and wide open just short of the first down marker and the end zone. Ellison made the catch, turned upfield and ran through two defenders on his way to a score. He would later catch a short dump pass from Bridgewater and lower the boom on another defender as he ran for a couple more yards.

2015 Week 9 vs STL (3 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)

Ellison was on the field for 47 snaps on Sunday, mostly as a blocker. Twice he did run out on a route and made a nice catch, but both of those was a checkdowns and he is rarely if ever close to the first options.

2015 Week 6 vs KC (2 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Ellison is a useful checkdown option but not one who sees many opportunities. When given the chance, he has shown decent hands and a tough demeanor after the catch. Most of the time he is on the field, he blocks, and his chances are too inconsistent to depend on overall.

2015 Week 2 vs DET (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Ellison continues to exist mostly for blocking purposes, and couldn't haul in his single target, a slightly high pass from quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

2015 Week 1 vs SF (2 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)

Ellison had one nice catch and one brutal drop during the course of Monday's game. Overall, Ellison is not used a ton and more often than not a blocker first and foremost.


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