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Elijah Ponder | 44

OLB | Cincinnati | Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ht: 6030 / 6' 03" | Wt: 275 | Upd: 05/04/2022


Birth Date: 01/16/1998
Age: 24
Original Team: TB FA
NFL Entry: 21 CFA
NFL Exp: 1
Depth Chart Key: CF21
Team History: TB

Player History

05/21 TB FA
08/21 TB waived
09/21 TB P/SQ 2-5
12/21 TB P/SQ 16
01/22 TB activated 16
01/22 TB P/SQ 17-19
01/22 TB FA for 22

Ourlads' Profile:

2021 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about ELIJAH PONDER: Cincinnati, 6015 258 5.00. Two-year starter, Atlanta, GA. A two-time All-AAC honoree. The explosive interior lineman missed three games due to injury in 2020 but collected a career high eight tackles along with 1.5 tackles for loss against run-oriented Army. Plays bigger and faster than his verified measurables. The key to his game is quickness. If he can’t beat you on the first move it is a stalemate. Plays defensive end in a three man front and can more than hold his own in his league because of hand strength and good technique. When moved inside on pass rush downs, he give fits to bigger slower interior linemen. Must always be on the move, slanting or angling to keep from getting collapsed. Ponder at best will be a change of pace athlete in a front rotation. Most likely a free agent with special qualities. Pro day numbers: 30/VJ, 8-5/BJ, 4.53/ SS, 7.46/3 cone. 2020 stats: 22 T, 4 TFL, 1 sack, 1 PBU, 2 QBH, 1 FF. Seventh round/PFA. (A-31, H-9 3/8, BP-27, 10-1.77).