He also had five punt returns for 40 yards and two kickoff returns for 37 yards.
"I'm a receiver and play the slot, but I've had a lot of success in the return game all through college, either kick or punt return, or even carrying the ball on rushes," Ellingworth said.
He ran a 4.37 in the 40-yard dash at his Pro Day, one of the best times among this year's draft prospects. He is a multi-faceted athlete, having been a receiver, return specialist, track sprinter and hurdler in college. Ellingworth is putting the focus on these selling points.
WR Tommy Ellingworth
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Ellingworth does not have ideal size and may struggle to escape press coverage at the pro level. He also endured a slight back injury during his senior year, which slowed him down some. Nonetheless, his greatest obstacle has been exposure.
Having attended a smaller school in a lower division, it has been difficult for Ellingworth to garner attention from pro scouts. He does not expect to be taken in the draft, but hopes for a call afterward.
"We're looking at getting picked up afterwards, hopefully getting an invite to a mini or rookie camp," he said.
Ellingworth has lightning speed, and would be an incredible asset for the Cardinals offense. He could take the place of Bryant Johnson, who signed a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers.
Ellingworth is dedicated to his team and eager to prove that he can hack it at the next level. He believes that just having the opportunity to show what he can do is paramount. He is not well known, and getting his name and statistics out there has been no easy task.
Getting noticed by teams like the Cardinals is a good start.
"Getting a chance is the biggest deal now," he said. "Then, once I get in somewhere, it will be all up to me and I can show teams what I can do. Hopefully, I get a chance."