What To Know About NFL Draft Prospect Christian Elliss

If you are reading this you are probably a fan of the lucky team that drafted Christian Elliss in the 2021 NFL draft.

Football Runs In the Family:

Christian Elliss is the son of Luther Elliss. Luther Elliss was an 2x Pro Bowler at the DT position over his 10 year NFL Career, with Denver and Detroit. Luther is currently the defensive line coach for the Idaho Vandals.

Christian is the younger brother of Kaden Elliss. Kaden Elliss was the 7th round pick of New Orleans Saints in 2019 draft. Kaden had his rookie season cut short suffering a knee injury early in the season against Seattle Seahawks. Kaden was able to bounce back, playing in 15 games in 2020 for the saints.

His younger brother Jonah Elliss just committed to the University of Utah over the likes of Louisville, Washington State, Boise State and others as he was the #1 recruit in the state of Idaho.

His adopted brother (cousin) Noah Elliss was a top recruit in 2017 as well out of the state of Colorado. Noah ended up committing to Mississippi State. With offers to basically every power five program. He is now a standout on Luther Elliss’s defensive line at Idaho.

Christian Elliss has been a elite sparkplug on a top rush FCS defense over the past few seasons. He also was able to preform at a high level as a true freshman in the Sun Belt Conference. He is an unquestioned leader on the team. Christian has also been remarkably healthy. Missing only one game in four years. That one game was his last one and it was to prepare for the draft (2 weeks from game date). He has made some mistakes,has been able to show growth and maturity as his career moved on. Christian posseses a unique combo of speed and ferocity. He is a game wrecker, one of those guys whose impact rarely is reflected on the stat sheet. He passes the eye test and it will take a smart GM and scout to recognize that and give him a chance. So congrats on your team having that combo.

Pro Day Numbers:

Disclaimer to know. The Idaho Vandals are in the FCS so they played this Spring. Christian Ellis put these numbers up two days after a game, with no real recovery time.

40 yard dash: 4.57 (Good for 6th at Combine)

Vertical: 35.5″ (Good for 10th at Combine)

Broad Jump: 10′ (Good for 15th at Combine)

Bench: 22 (Good for T-12th at Combine)

3-Cone: 6.94 (Good for 28th at Combine)

20 Yard Shuttle: 6.94

Accolades:

4 year starter (No Redshirt)

2018

All-Big Sky 3rd team

Team leader in tackles

2019

All-Big Sky 1st team

Phil Steele preseason 2nd team All-Big Sky

Team leader in sacks

2nd on team in tackles for loss and total tackles

2020

STATS FCS preseason All-American 2nd team

College Sports Journal preseason All-American 1st team

Hero Sports preseason All-Big Sky 1st team

All-Big Sky 1st team

*All-American Votes have yet to be cast

Christian Elliss Sack 2x Walter Payton Finalist Eric Barriere

Stats:

SeasonGPSOLOASTTOTTFL-YDSSACKS-YDSINTPDFFFRBLK
2017121714312-70-012100
2018114536814-70-000101
201911495510412.5-524.5-3613010
2020-2152525502.5-80-003000
Total3913613026621.0-744.5-3628211

Intangibles:

Height 6-3

Weight 233lbs

Hand 9.5″

Arm 31.75″

Wingspan: 75.5″

Draft Projection:

Lowest round: 5

Highest round: Undrafted

Christian has yet to hire a sports agent. Meaning if he goes undrafted he can return with year of free eligibility in the fall.

Idaho had six players on NFL Rosters last year.

2021 Recruiting HQ

Our Team has been hard at work keeping track of every public scholarship offer, transfer & verbal commitment to the Vandal Football program again this year! (Checkout our list from last year here.)

CLICK HERE FOR OUR LIST

We’ll update the list as swiftly as possible throughout the week, and even more so on National Letter of Intent day. This post will be receiving updates as commitments and news piles in.

Subscribe to our Youtube channel for a chance to be a part of the live podcast on Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. PT.

Another good recruiting news sites to checkout for Idaho news is 247 Sports Idaho Page.


December 22nd

updated 9:30am

While we wait on 2-4 more commits before this class is final lets take a look at some more in-depth breakdowns.

By Position:

3 WR (Evans, Lilly, Williams)

2.5 QB (McCoy, Crowton [Greyshirt in 21: Webb])

2 RB (Benton & Cummings)

2 CB (Duncan, Jones)

1 OL (Harris)

1 S (King)

1 LB (Musgrave)

.5 DL (Greyshirt in 21:Graves)

By State:

California:7

Texas: 2.5

Idaho: 1.5

Utah: 1

Oregon: 1

Elgible for spring season:

WR Elijah Lilly (Transfer from New Mexico)

CB Joshua Jones (Transfer from UTSA via Tyler Juco)

December 17th

updated 11:17am

Podcast on subject

Audio: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/2021-national-signing-day-idaho-vandals-big-sky-conference/id1409679616?i=1000502701370

Video:

December 16th

Updated 2:43pm

Elisha Cummings RB 5’9 180lb Waco,TX

Tyler Webb QB 6’3 205lb Waco, TX

Per Tyler’s Twitter he will be Greyshirting and report to team in 2022.

Updated 11:09am

Zamajay Duncan CB 5’10 180lb San Diego, CA (3 Star & 247.coms #2 Vandal Commit ALL-TIME)

& Teammate and our first verbal commit!

Ja’ShonWilliams WR/CB 5’11 170lb San Diego, CA

Updated 9:39am

Fall 21′

Isiah King S 6’4 200lb San Diego, CA

Jan 20′

Macloud Crowton QB 6’1 180lb St. George, UT

Updated 9:18am

First State of Oregon commit. Elgible Fall 21′

Colt Musgrave ILB 6’2 215lb Bend,OR

Updated 8:44am

They just keep rolling in

Fall 21′

Gabe Benton RB 6’1 225lb Stockton,CA

Updated 8:39am

Added 5th signing and he is a Hogmolly!

Elgible Jan’20

Logan Harris OL 6’7 290lb Boise, ID (Centennial)

Updated 7:58am

We appear to have answer that some of these recruits are eligble to play this spring

4 Commits Official commits 1 Fall 21′ 3 Jan 20′ According to GoVandals.com

Fall 21′

Gevani McCoy QB 6’1 160lb Los Angeles,CA

Jan 20′

Keison Evans 6’2 182lb WR Compton,CA

Joshua Jones CB 5’10 182lb (JR transfer from UTSA)

Elijah Lilly WR 6’0 160lb (RSr transfer from New Mexico)

December 15th

Updated 6:00 am

Rankings

We enter NSD eve ranked 129th nationally (135th in 2020) 7th in FCS (3rd in 2020) & 2nd in Big Sky (3rd in 2020)

Tubs Rankings as of today for the Big Sky

Teams:Points:Top Recruit:Notes:
1NAU80.92Kobe Walton (Safety)13 Commits.
2Cal Poly62.42Jekob Jones (ILB)11 Commits.
3Idaho58.85Zamajay Duncan (CB)10 Commits.
4EWU48.12Kekoa Visperas (QB)11 Commits.
5UC Davis31.22Porter Connors (OLB)8 Commits.
6MSU24.69Kenneth Eiden IV (ATH)10 Commits.
7Sac. State16.08Dorian Hale (QB)9 Commits.
8UNC8.31Wilson Clark (C)5 Commits.
9Montana7.31Daniel Britt (QB)5 Commits.
10PSU7.31Mason Packer (ATH)1 Commit.
11Weber StateN/ANoah Kjar (WR)3 Commits, One is in 247.
12SUUN/ANathan Sauste (TE)3 Commits.
13ISUN/ALoimata Mauga (DT)1 Commit.

IDAHO VERBALS

Zamajay Duncan 5’10 180lb CB (3star) San Diego, CA

Ja’Shon Williams 5’11 170lb CB (2star) San Diego, CA

Tristyn Flores 6’0 170lb CB (3star) Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Colt Musgrave 6’2 213lb ILB (3star) Bend, OR

Jacob Graves 6’3 285lb OG (2star) Kuna, ID

Nico Estrada 5’9 175lb ATH (2star) San Diego, CA

Isiah King 6’4 200lb ATH San Diego

Tyler Webb 6’3 205lb QB Waco, TX

Elisha Cummings 5’9 180lbs RB Waco,TX

Luke Borchardt 6’5 190lb WR Portland, OR (Grant)

Gevani McCoy 6’1 160lb QB Lakewood, CA

Gabriel Benton 6’1 225lb RB Stockton, CA

Jon Denny 6’6 32lb OL Fairfield, WA (Fr-Transfer from WSU)

Elijah Lilly 6’0 160lb San Bernardino, CA (RSr-Transfer from UNM


Idaho Kids With Vandal Offers Outstanding

Ammon Munyer TE (3star) Rathdrum, ID- Air Force, Charlotte, EWU, JSU, UM, MSU, NAU, Weber, CWU

Gus Elwell DE Boise, ID (Mountain View) – CofI

Ben Ford QB Eagle, ID (Eagle)- Army, Idaho State

Jordan Erickson RB Meridian, ID (Rocky Mountain)-Air Force, Army, Navy, San Diego, Montana Tech

Brett Tommasini LB (2star) Eagle, ID (Eagle)-Air Force

Alec Eckert DE (2star) Lewiston, ID – Columbia, MSU, CofI, Wazzu (PWO)