The #4 national prospect at DT and five-star recruit, Ellis McCarthy signed with UCLA after originally committing to Cal. He played as true freshman seeing action in 9 games off the bench, recording 10 tackles and a sack. In 2013, McCarthy got into the rotation and finished with 28 tackles and 2 sacks. At 6’5″, McCarthy has obvious size and athleticism working to his natural advantage, and a great first step. He’s bulked up quickly from high school going from 295 to 330. Surprisingly Ellis declared for the NFL draft as his size planted him on the draft board of a few teams, but there were lingering knee injury issues and questions about his desire to play. He’d go undrafted, sign a free agent contract with the Miami Dolphins but was later cut in July of 2015. Currently he is a free agent.