Bills have good book on Green-Ellis

Posted by Chris Brown on November 6, 2008 – 2:48 pm

Patriots RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis may be an unfamiliar name to most in the NFL, but the Bills figure to have a good book on the New England back expected to play a role in the Pats run game on Sunday.

That’s because his former college teammate and fellow running back Bruce Hall is on Buffalo’s practice squad. The two Ole Miss products ran in the same backfield together last season. 

“He’s always been a good straight line runner,” said Hall of Green-Ellis. “He’s a guy that can pound it. That more than anything stands out about him. He’s just a strong, downhill runner.” 

Green-Ellis also passes the eyeball test at 5’11” 215 pounds.

“He looks like somebody sculpted him,” said Hall of his chiseled college teammate. “In college he’d bench 465 and squat over 550. He looks like a create-a-player.”

Green-Ellis is averaging 3.7 yards per carry for New England thus far this season. He also has three touchdowns.


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