Elijah Teague (Allen Trieu / Scout)

Analysis: Gophers get high-level DT in Elijah Teague

Minnesota gets a good one in Chicago Marist defensive tackle Elijah Teague.


Scouting Report:
Teague is a naturally strong kid. For a bigger (6-2, 298 pounds) kid, he moves and redirects on the field well. We had a chance to see him live last season in a game and one play that still stands out is when he came upfield, then redirected and chased a play down to the sideline. A wrestler, he is a powerful kid who knows how to use his hands. He can get high at times. When he gets low, he is tough to block because of his leverage and strength, but needs to make sure he works on being more consistent with that pad level. But he can get off the ball, he's powerful, and athletic enough to chase play down.

Minnesota is off to a fast start in the 2018 class and Teague is a big part of that. To get him over Penn State, Tennessee, Wisconsin and others at this time was a big time get. He is the kind of kid who could play early in his career.

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