The Cincinnati Bengals are adding more competition to their defensive line.
The 6’6”, 275-pound Elmore originally accepted a scholarship with the Minnesota Golden Gophers as a tight end, but he switched to defense in his freshman season. He played all along the defensive line in his college career, though he was projected as a 4-3 defensive end in the NFL.
Elmore played his first three collegiate seasons at Minnesota. Because he graduated in 2017, he was allowed to look for other colleges to play for his senior season, and he ultimately decided to attend East Carolina.
In his final season at Minnesota, Elmore played all 13 games, starting six and making 16 tackles, four tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks and three fumble recoveries
At East Carolina, Elmore appeared in just seven games and made 14 tackles.