Elliott, a 2019 second-team All-American and first-team All-SEC selection, recorded 44 tackles last season, including a team-high 8.5 for loss for the Tigers.
“We see Jordan as a player that has the right physical skill set to be a 3-technique in our defense,” executive vice president of football operations and general manager Andrew Berry said. “A guy with quickness gap, penetrating ability and who was very disruptive at Missouri. A really good fit in our scheme. Like the guy’s talent and like the guy’s upside for our defense.”
“The defensive line, they are almost like hockey lines. We are really past the days where you just play your starters and those are the only four guys that play,” Berry said. “For us, it is important to have depth within that position group where you can wave guys in and out of the game. If you look at some of the things that we have done over the course of the offseason, it really is to bolster the talent, particularly with that second group.”