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NFL scout believes Silver and Black has struck gold with Justin Ellis

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Oakland, CA - Louisiana Tech defensive lineman Justin Ellis was taken by the Oakland Raiders in the fourth round where he will join some veteran newcomers like Justin Tuck and Lamarr Woodley. Our draft expert, the Director of Operations for NFL Scouting Services, loves this pick.

"Justin, let me tell you.  It's the perfect fit. It's like watching Cinderella and the glass slipper fit. You got all of those veterans that they signed on that defensive line. You got that young, wide-eyed kid in the middle and meanwhile it's the young, wide-eyed kid who's going to take out the garbage, he's going to carry their shoulder pads and helmets out to the field, but he's going to be the guy that's going to make those old timers look like they found the Fountain of Youth again."

Ellis says, "When you're a defensive tackle you got to be able to not play selfish because you got to be able to take up two sometimes for the linebacker to make tackles.  Sometimes you're going to get your, you know, shine, or whatever, but most of the times you're going to take on double teams and you just got to fight the double teams for your team."

Thomas adds, "I want to see what the guys around him have 'cause that's what Justin Ellis does. If he was part of National Security, he'd be occupying territory right now 'cause that's what he does."

What Ellis needs to do now is make the team and then make an impact.
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