The fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft is nearing its end. Saturday's selections are flying fast and furious, with the teams beginning to look toward the truly under-the-radar selections. The Minnesota Vikings, for example, have selected USC fullback Rhett Ellison, a massive player who they're hoping will beef up their backfield.
Strengths: Has optimum length for a defensive lineman and knows how to use it. A college tackle who may be best playing left defensive end in the NFL. His speed and quickness would be considered exemplary for a 3-4 end or 4-3 tackle. Give good effort.
Weaknesses: Crick has trouble anchoring in the run game and will get overpowered by bigger guards. Doesn't have great shedding ability. Solely a three-technique under tackle in a 4-3 system. Best season came when he lined up next to Ndamukong Suh. Injuries issues. Missed most of senior season with a torn pectoral muscle and spring practice in 2011 with a knee injury.
128. Minnesota Vikings: USC Trojans fullback Rhett Ellison, 6'5, 251 pounds
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