Jayrone Elliott 2014 Report Card – Packers Player Grades

Green Bay Packers Report Cards, Player Grades

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

Career Stats and more


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+


Chad Toporski, a Wisconsin native and current Pittsburgh resident, is a writer for AllGreenBayPackers.com. You can follow Chad on twitter at @ChadToporski


3 thoughts on “Jayrone Elliott 2014 Report Card – Packers Player Grades

  1. Chad – you might need a Snickers. UDFA, rookie leads a poorly coached special teams unit in tackles deserves a little love. Just making the team he exceeded expectations. Maybe some of these guys can make the move to ILB and really make a difference.

  2. Tough to grade these type of players. I think you have to go with realistic expectations, and not the hype, otherwise what would one do with a Janis, a Raijon Neal (who only made the PS so won’t be graded anyway). Stats say he had 17 tackles total for special teams and 53 defensive snaps combined. Leading special teams in tackles is darn good for a UDFA. But I agree that ST is only 20% of the game, and he only played 4.8% of defensive snaps. D+ seems okay.

  3. This guy has some talent. Should at the least develop into a rotational guy. I like Mulumba but Elliot is better

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