• NC State
  • NC State Wolfpack
    Signed - 12/20/2023

Elijah Groves

  • Pos LB
  • Height 6-4
  • Weight 206

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Scouting Report

Evaluated 06/30/2023

Gabe Brooks 247Sports Scouting Analyst

Dynamic three-phase playmaker with height, length, and stout build. Ball-winning outside receiver who doubles as a rangy linebacker, edge, and safety on defense.

Dexterous hands catcher with impressive timing and adjustment ability in traffic. Also flashes field-flipping return game athleticism with the ball in his hands. Run strength corresponds to physical tools. Spatially aware on both sides of the ball and plays with anticipation. Shows flashes of downhill pursuit juice that manifest in some arriving pop. Self-reported 6-9 wingspan is evident as a tackler.

Productive high school basketball standout who combines sport-specific nuance with explosive athleticism. Open-floor finisher with impressive bounce. Eclipsed 1,000-point career scoring plateau during junior season. Limited track and field experience, but has gotten reps in multiple sprints and the high jump.

Comes from a family full of football players with multiple siblings and cousins in the sport. Likely faces a learning curve when transitioning to a full-time defensive role. Needs reps to grow more comfortable in taking proper angles. Can trust his athleticism more in pursuit and play with more conviction. Pad level / leverage can improve; doing so will enhance tackling consistency.

Emerging high-major defensive prospect who likely projects to a rangy, athletic off-ball linebacker role, but also could provide some edge snaps in certain packages. Functional athleticism and length should make him competent in coverage. Athletic profile and on-field context are excellent and suggest immense developmental potential. Type of player who could become a P5 stalwart with NFL Draft upside.

H.S. Athletic Background

Also plays basketball and competes in track and field.
Ran junior times of an 11.84 100 and a 23.90 200. Also high jumped 5-8.
All-Robertson County (TN) boys basketball Player of the Year as a junior during the Winter 2022-23 season. Averaged 19.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 2.5 steals. Earned Tennessee District 8-1A MVP honors. Eclipsed the 1,000-point career scoring plateau and scored a single-game high of 36 points, according to Main Street Preps.
2022: Played all three phases as a junior with extensive snaps at receiver, multiple spots on defense, and in the return game.
- Gabe Brooks


  • Taylor Groves Cousin

    Ole Miss safety. Class of 2022 Top247 four-star prospect.

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Tck TFL Sck PBU FF FR IntTD Int RuAtt RuYd RuTD Rec RecYd RecTD KRTD
76 15 1 4 4 2 2 4 16 117 1 30 506 6 1
59 4 - 4 - 2 - 2 1 23 0 9 209 4 1
135 19 1 8 4 4 2 6 17 140 1 39 715 10 2
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