Getting To Know Dominique Ellis

The Buffalo Bills need secondary help in the worst way, and following the end of the season the team quickly signed former South Carolina State and Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Dominique Ellis.

(Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
(Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Ellis is a versatile player, having the ability to play cornerback and both safety positions. During his four-year college career, Ellis was a ball hawk, recording five interceptions and returning one for a score.

I had the opportunity to speak with Dominique and find out more about him as both a player and a person.

Be sure to follow one of the newest members of the Bills on Twitter (@DominiqueEllis7)

You were a 3 star recruit and committed to N.C. State. What led you to transfer to South Carolina State?

A change in coaching staff. I originally committed to (Coach) Chuck Amato & his staff and after a year with the new coaching staff I realized it was in my best interest.

Do you feel that coming out of a small college football program had a positive or negative effect on you making it to the National Football League?

Very positive, for the fact that it’s extremely hard & you truly earn the respect of coaches & peers around the league.

As of right now, who are the top three artists you listen to in order get pumped up on game days?

1. DMX fav artist of all time
2. 2pac
3. Teddy Pendergrass (I need something to calm me before stepping on the field)

You’ve played all over the secondary in college and have been listed as both a corner and a safety on both the Chiefs and Bills websites. Which position do you feel is your favorite, and why?

I don’t have a favorite, I feel wherever I can help my team is where I need to be, I’m comfortable in the box, deep middle, or on a island.

What’s your biggest strength as a player? (On field/ locker room)

My biggest strength’s probably my football intelligence (I earned the nick name Dalai Lama from my teammates & coaches in college because I studied so much & pretty much knew everything that I could possibly know about my opponent.

(Photo by BRIAN LINDER/T&D)
(Photo by Brian Linder/T&D)

What about weaknesses?

I don’t believe in weaknesses. I’m sort of old school on this subject, I believe we are created in our maker’s image and he has no weaknesses so I have none. There are things I can most definitely improve on, but weakness? None.

Growing up, who was your favorite player, and who would you model you’re skill set after in the current NFL?

My favorite football player was my older brother he was the man to me. He was the reason I fell in love with football and going to his games was priceless. If anybody I would say Charles Woodson because he can play everywhere and do everything at a high level.

You’ve quickly become a favorite follow on Twitter of the #BillsMafia since joining the team. Anything you’d like to say to say to the fans?

That I’m a old-school player & believes in hard work. Imma do everything I possibly can to make our team better.