• Oregon
  • Oregon Ducks
    Signed - 12/20/2023

Elijah Rushing

  • Pos Edge
  • Height 6-6
  • Weight 251

Prospect Info

Player Rating

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247Sports

98

247Sports Composite®

0.9792

Crystal Ball® Predictions

  • Oregon 100%
    6 Med
  • Signed

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Scouting Report

3 evaluations

Evaluated 10/31/2023

GabeBrooks
Gabe Brooks 247Sports Scouting Analyst

Projection

First Round

Comparison

Dayo Odeyingbo Indianapolis Colts

Scheme-versatile front-line defender with size/frame potential of a more traditional hand-on-the-ground defensive lineman, but the functional athleticism and pursuit range of a modern edge rusher. High-level physical tools and immense upside. Senior season shows encouraging speed-to-power ability as a pass rusher. Wields a heavy inside hand that can rock tackles onto their heels. Flashes some arc-running juice and dangerous back-side pursuit ability. Plays with strong hands and increasing violence in his upper body. Capable of disengage-and-chase ability. Naturally high center of gravity but shows he can drop his weight and play with better leverage. Also translates to some dip-and-rip nuance from the edge. Occasionally displays some segmented movement patterns that suggest need for continued improvement in fluidity. Also can improve body control at times. Given physical tools, consistently good production across multiple years, and live evaluations, Rushing looks like one of the top defensive prospects in the 2024 cycle. Projects as a high-major impact player with an early-round NFL Draft ceiling.

More Evaluations

  • Evaluated 06/29/2023 Chris Singletary National Recruiting Expert Read
  • Evaluated 03/06/2022 Blair Angulo Mountain Region Recruiting Analyst Read

H.S. Athletic Background

2023: Played 13 games as a senior, recording 55 tackles, 17.5 TFL, and a career-high 13.5 sacks, along with 2 forced fumbles and 3 fumble recoveries.
2022: Finished junior season with 73 tackles, 13.5 TFL, 11.5 sacks, and 4 forced fumbles in 12 games.
2021: As a sophomore, recorded 75 tackles, 9 TFL, 7.5 sacks, and 1 fumble recovery in 14 contests.
- Gabe Brooks

Connections

  • George Rushing Father

    Played tight end at Florida from 1990-93

  • Cruz Rushing Brother

    University of Arizona safety

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Year
2023
2022
2021
2020
TOTAL
Tck TFL Sck PBU FF FR
55 17.5 13.5 4 2 3
73 13.5 11.5 1 4 -
75 9 7.5 1 - 1
13 2 - - - 1
216 42 32.5 6 6 5
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