Justin "Jelly" Jamaal Ellis (born December 27, 1990) is an American football defensive tackle for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Raiders in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisiana Tech.

High School

Ellis attended Neville High School in Monroe, Louisiana, where he was a two-time first team all-District 2-4A selection. He was named first team all-state by the LSWA as a senior, and was a two-time all-Northeast Louisiana selection by the Monroe News-Star. Ellis also lettered three years in track & field, competing in the shot put, where he finished third in the state as a junior, the javelin throw (top-throw of 47.2 meters) and the discus throw, where he captured the state title with a throw of 47.15 meters in 2009. [2]

He was rated a two-star recruit by Rivals.com . [3]

College career

Ellis attended Louisiana Tech University from 2009 to 2013. He redshirted as a true freshman in 2009. In 2010, Ellis played in four games and recorded three tackles. In 2011, he was a second-team All- WAC selection after appearing in all 13 games, recording 20 tackles, 3.5 for loss, one sack and one fumble recovery. In 2012, he recorded 21 total tackles with two forced fumbles. In 2013, he recorded a career high 48 tackles, and set career bests In tackles for loss with 5.5, and sacks with 1.5, earning himself conference honorable mention honors.

Professional career

2014 NFL Draft

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2 in 334 lb 5.03 s 1.78 s 2.97 s 4.75 s 7.81 s 28 in 7 ft 8 in 25 reps
40 time from Tech's Pro Day [4]

Oakland Raiders

He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fourth round (107th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. [5] [6]