1) Introduction: Jayrone Elliott made a splash in the preseason as a camp standout and racking up three sacks in four plays against the St. Louis Rams. He seems to have replaced Andy Mulumba as undrafted OLB of the year.
2) Profile: Jayrone Elliott
- Age: 23
- Born: November 11, 1991
- Height: 6’3”
- Weight: 255 lbs.
- College: Toledo
- Rookie Year: 2014
- NFL Experience: 1
3) Expectations coming into the season: As the flavor of the season, many were hoping Elliott to see some significant opportunities on defense. However, the realistic expectation for him was to be a special teams contributor first and foremost.
4) Player’s highlights/low-lights: There’s not much at all from the highlight reel, though Elliott did rack up 12 tackles on special teams to lead the unit on the year.
5) Player’s contribution to the overall team success: Nothing but a special teams player as a rookie.
6) Player’s contributions in the playoffs: More special teams.
7) Intangibles: There is a bright light for Jayrone Elliott if he can make a jump next year. This year, however, he is what he is.
Season Report Card (Player Grades):
(C) Level of expectations met during the season
(D+) Contributions to team’s overall success.
(D+) Contributions to team during the playoffs
Overall Grade: D+——————Follow @ChadToporski