According to AZCentral.com, Cardinals running-backs coach Stump Mitchell had this to say on Andre Ellington entering 2014: “He can do it all. He’s a great route runner. He’s excellent in terms of vision and the ability to catch and the ability to cut. He’s very serviceable as a pass blocker. He can stay in and be an every-down back, which a lot of teams don’t do nowadays.”
SMITTY: For every report that predicts an every-down workload for Andre Ellington, another report surfaces soon after suggesting something else. I’ve said it since January and I will continue to say it… Ellington is one of the final late third- to early fourth-round rushers that has top 5-10RB potential. Is he a lock? No. Could that Cardinals’ coaching staff mess this up like that Miami coaching staff ruined Lamar Miller’s upside in 2013? Absolutely, and that’s why you shouldn’t reach past Ellington’s amazingly-good 28-35 ADP… at that ADP, any risk is built-in, as he can easily catch 40 passes on a disappointing season in 2014, and should get more like 50-60 if he sees the kind of action that I expect. Checkout Andre Ellington’s Week 1 Power Rankings.