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Maualuga improves 40 time

Posted by Chris Brown on April 2, 2009 – 2:58 am

After running a 4.83, USC LB Rey Maualuga was eager to improve upon it at his pro day in which a host of other top USC talent performed including Mark Sanchez, Brian Cushing and Clay Matthews.

Maualuga ran a 4.7, according to which was a noticeable improvement from his combine time. Truthfully though, his 40 time isn’t going to carry as much weight as his game tape.

Cushing ran a 4.68 after running a 4.64 at the combine, which is negligible. Matthews ran a 4.57 after a 4.62 at the combine.

Kevin Ellison, Keith Ellison’s younger brother improved his 40 time posting a 4.7. He had run a 4.8 at the combine. The USC safety however, is being viewed by some teams now as an outside linebacker similar to his older brother with the Bills. Ironically some draft experts have Ellison pegged as a sixth round pick, which is exactly where Keith was chosen by the Bills in the 2006 draft.

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Corner numbers slow at combine

Posted by Chris Brown on February 24, 2009 – 5:07 pm

With cornerbacks and safeties running today on the last day of the combine it was thought there would be some low 40 times, but either the track is slow or the first group of DBs are not having a good day.

One of the top corners Illinois’ Vontae Davis ran a 4.43, Notre Dame FS David Bruton ran a 4.42.  UCONN CB Darius Butler ran a 4.45 and Georgia’s Asher Allen ran a 4.47. 

Top rated safety Patrick Chung from Oregon ran a 4.47. Alabama FS Rashad Johnson ran a 4.54. Western Michigan’s Louis Delmas ran a 4.49.

Keith Ellison’s brother Kevin (USC SS) had a good showing on the bench press with 32 reps, but his best unofficial 40 time was 4.82.

The best unofficial time was run by Oregon State’s Brandon Hughes, who had a 4.36. I haven’t seen another sub 4.4 time thus far however.

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Kevin Ellison doing everything except vertical

Posted by Chris Brown on February 22, 2009 – 4:42 pm

Keith Ellison’s younger brother Kevin, the safety from USC, just stepped to the podium here at the combine. He said he’s doing almost everything for the workout.

“I’m running the 40 and working out,”  Ellison said. “I’ll be doing everything except the jumping. I’m just hoping to do my best, put my best foot forward and see what happens, hopefully run fast and look good.”

Ellison realizes there are some scouts questioning his speed for the position.

“I think that’s the biggest thing, running the 40. A lot of people question how fast I am,” said Ellison. “I’m not a super fast guy, but I’m going to do my best and hopefully get some good times.”

Keith planned to leave him alone this week, but told his younger brother he could call if he needed to do so.

Kevin did say it’s cool to have an older brother to lean on for advice in going through this process. Making it a full family affair, Kevin is represented by their other brother Chris, who is his agent. Chris Ellison is an attorney.

Since Keith is a former safety himself that made the transition to linebacker, Kevin was asked if he could do the same.

“I feel like I’m solid where I’m at,” said Ellison. “He played safety his freshman year, I feel like I’m a safety. I feel I can play there in the league at a high level.”

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Ellison attending Rose Bowl

Posted by Chris Brown on January 1, 2009 – 3:53 pm

Bills LB Keith Ellison is attending today’s Rose Bowl between Penn State and USC. His younger brother plays safety for the Trojans (Kevin) and is a ridiculous athlete like most of the players on that USC defense.

Penn St. Alums Paul Posluszny and Bryan Scott said they would not be attending the game in person, but would most definitely be watching.

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Ellison taking in brother’s game

Posted by Chris Brown on October 9, 2008 – 4:30 pm

Keith Ellison will be taking in his brother Kevin’s college game this weekend on the Bills bye week. Ellison’s younger brother is a starting safety for USC, which hosts Arizona State this weekend.

“This is my last chance to see my brother play in college,” said Ellison. “This is his last year so I definitely want to take advantage of this opportunity. We don’t have any more bye weeks so I won’t another chance to see him play in person. That’s why it’s a big thing for me I want to get one last time to see him play.”

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