The Georgia Bulldogs have been clobbered by the injury bug this season and Ellerbe was not immune to it. The linebacker sprained a knee in a loss to Alabama and missed the next game, but he is back in action now. That's good news for the 'Dawgs, who reaped the benefits of having Ellerbe all season long in 2007. He led the team in tackles with 93, playing in all 13 games and making 11 starts. That led the SEC coaches and several publications to name him to the Pre-season All-Conference Team. Ellerbe has plenty of experience that he will bring with him to the next level; he played in 10 games as both a freshman and sophomore. He is not huge (6'1 and 234 pounds), but very strong and has 4.6 (4.5 at his very best) speed. It's difficult to outrun him or escape his grasp. Injuries should not be an extreme concern, although off-the-field problems relating to alcohol and theft will surely be noted by NFL scouts. At the moment Ellerbe is looking like a second-rounder in the 2009 draft. He is probably already as big as he can get with the frame he is, so he'll have to either get faster or really stand out in the second half of the season if he has first-round aspirations.