Elijah Qualls NFL Draft Profile
Size: 6’1 313lbs
- Thick frame
- Low-center of gravity
- Double-team eater
- Body control
Analysis: Comparisons between Elijah Qualls and former squat teammate Danny Shelton (picked 12th overall in 2015 by Cleveland) are inevitable. He has broad, thick hips. Possesses low center of gravity and plays with natural leverage. Has ability to control point of attack. Powerful upper body and can land a strong punch that sets a winning leverage point. Former high school fullback with nimble feet and surprising athleticism for his size. Has feet to overcome early reach block and work back into pursuit. Two-gap reader with ability to eat space and brace up to double teams. Has ability to stuff wash-down blocks and cuts. Plays with good body control.
- Lacks explosion off the snap
- Better against run than pass
- Scouts worry about weight and work ethic
- Block shedding
Analysis: Elijah Qualls body is big and that worries a lot of scouts. He has put on bad weight and needs to improve his work ethic according to those I spoke with. He can be a little sluggish off the snap against lateral movement. Will get behind early in the rep. More adept at holding ground than making plays. Feet are nimble but hips are stiff. Unable to flip around the edge as pass rusher. Need to see more plays being made against run and pass. Stays glued to blockers for too long. Game lacks consistency of effort and production.
What the scouts say: “I think he’s a better three-technique than a nose tackle. He’s quick enough to play three, but he’s getting too fat and needs to drop down to around 310 to be at his best. If he keeps getting bigger he will have to play nose. He’s a run-stuffing interior lineman though and those types of players are a dime a dozen.” — NFC West scout
NFL Comparison: Brandon Mebane
Draft Projection: Round 3-4https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/elijah-qualls-nfl-draft-profile/https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/1612887.jpg?fit=1024%2C682&ssl=1https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/1612887.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NFLNFL DraftPac-12Recent PostsElijah Qualls,NFL,NFL Draft,Washington HuskiesElijah Qualls-DT-Washington Size: 6'1 313lbs Strengths: Thick frame Low-center of gravity Powerful Double-team eater Body control Analysis: Comparisons between Elijah Qualls and former squat teammate Danny Shelton (picked 12th overall in 2015 by Cleveland) are inevitable. He has...Dan SchalkDan Schalkmyfantasysportstalk@gmail.comAdministratorDan Schalk is a sports enthusiast with degrees in Sports Coaching and Sports Management. He founded MyFantasySportsTalk in July of 2014 to bring a new platform to the sports media industry and allow various sports fans across the country have their voices be heard. Hailing from Buffalo, NY the land of the real chicken wing, you can stay up-to-date with Dan on Twitter @ffsportstalk You can also check some of Dan's work at Fantasypros.com, as he covers the Houston Astros as a team correspondent.MyFantasySportsTalk