6 defensive tackles the Vikings could select in the 2020 NFL Draft

(Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) Derrick Brown
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(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Jordan Elliott
(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Jordan Elliott /

Jordan Elliott (Missouri)


  • Height: 6-foot-4 | Weight: 302 pounds

2019 Stats:

  • 44 total tackles (8.5 for a loss)
  • 3 pass deflections
  • 2.5 sacks

Jordan Elliott is a polarizing prospect in this year’s class. Some feel that his tools are meant to be refined and he could be a steal in the later rounds. Others feel that his lack of length is something that could hold him back at the next level.

We’ll start with the positives. Elliott played just one full season as a starter at Missouri. Although he’s an older prospect after sitting out a year to transfer from Texas, he played really well. His pass-rushing productivity rating of 7.1 was the same as Javon Kinlaw’s and his 8.1 run stop percentage is liveable even if he doesn’t have his technique down.

But that’s where the good thoughts end. While he produces and he has solid agility for an interior lineman, people are obsessed with his size.

Elliott’s 32 and 3/8-inch arms were in the 16th percentile at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine and just like people are obsessed with Joe Burrow‘s hand size, some think this could be a problem to get around offensive linemen.

Still, Elliott’s numbers are on par with Kinlaw as a pass-rusher and with a little refinement, he could be another steal, especially if he falls into the later rounds.