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Notre Dame football: Predicting Jalen Elliott’s NFL Draft status

Former Notre Dame safety Jalen Elliott is being projected as a probable pick in the middle to later rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft. Many draft experts have Elliott pegged as a player who is likely going to be a hybrid cornerback/safety in the National Football League.

Elliott lacks strong tackling skills and hit power that are routine traits among NFL safeties. However, he does not have the top-end speed of an NFL cornerback, having posted a 40-yard dash time of 4.80 at the NFL Combine.

That said, Elliott possesses strong fundamentals and high leadership abilities that will likely make him a solid situational player on an NFL team’s secondary or at the very least a serviceable backup and special teams player.