Lankster’s best work to date came in the 2009 preseason, when he intercepted the Bears’ backup QB twice within 64 seconds. He was active for 10 games with the Bills in 2009, playing mostly in nickel packages. He recorded 5 tackles that season.
After being released by the Bills, Ellis spent a year in the CFL before being signed by the Jets to a futures contract in January of 2011. He was active for 7 games in 2011, recording 6 tackles.
If you read the reports from the media members at Cortland, they can’t stop talking about Ellis Lankster. He is making plays all over the field on defense, putting his best foot forward to make the final 53. He has looked great, and could become a featured DB in nickel and dime packages. Our guy Jake Steinberg called him better than Kyle Wilson, and that’s a first round pick he is talking about.
Good luck to Ellis the rest of the way. Our standout so far, Ellis Lankster.