When Hass was asked if thought he would be drafted higher he replied. "I
really didn't know what to expect. I am just happy to be drafted where I am."
Hass if the first OSU receiver to be drafted since Chad Johnson and T.J Houshmandzadeh
were both selected in 2001 by Cincinnati. Johnson was a second round pick while
Houshmandzadeh was chosen in the seventh round.
Fans of the Saints are ecstatic with Hass’s selection loving his precision
route running, solid hands and work ethic. Adam Schein of FoxSports.com called
the Saints pick of Hass “a fantastic value pick” and that he will
be have success with Drew Brees in Louisiana.
The 2005 Bilenikoff Trophy winner will room with USC’s Reggie Bush.
Bills scout Brad Forsyth had nothing but positive things to say about Ellison.
"What he gives us is versatility at the linebacker position," Forsyth
said. "He's a really smart guy. He can probably play all three linebacker
positions for us, so he provides depth at all three spots."
"He's probably a better athlete than his pure speed numbers indicate.
He's a very good athlete with body control, a good coverage guy. He'll help
us in the passing game and on special teams in terms of running downfield and
Ellison is the fourth Beaver linebacker in the last five years to be drafted
into the NFL.
Linebacker Trent Bray, defensive tackles Sir Henry Anderson and Alvin Smith
along with punter Sam Paulescu are all expected to sign free agent contracts
in the near future.
- Twelve OSU players have
been drafted in the last four years.
- Former Oregon State
recruit Edorian McCullough who never made it to campus do to academic reasons
signed a free agent contract with Jacksonville.
NFL.com Gil Brandt's
… “He's the first player in Pac-10 history to have three consecutive
seasons with 1,000 receiving yards. He was a walk-on and just knows how to get
open -- a Ricky Proehl type.”
… “He has been very, very productive as a three-year starter. He
has piled up lots of tackles and will be a linebacker in the NFL.”