Former FSU CB Javien Elliott tackled Carson Wentz so hard that he went airborne


Well, this is one way to make your presence known as a rookie. On Thursday night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took on the Philadelphia Eagles in Philly for the first week of NFL preseason action. As most preseason games go, it's a chance for rookies and newcomers to make an impression on the field.

Bucs rookie cornerback Javien Elliott did exactly that when he hit the second overall NFL draft pick  -- quarterback Carson Wentz -- flying after Wentz decided to scramble upfield.

Wentz took a lot of damage during his first preseason game, and it looks like it took a toll; ESPN's Adam Schefter is now reporting that Wentz suffered a hairline fracture in one of his ribs during the game.


Elliott signed with the Bucs as an undrafted free agent this year. During his senior season at Florida State, he finished with finished with 37 tackles -- 29 of them solo -- and two forced fumbles. One thing's for sure -- he turned some heads with this play.

[H/T: Trevor Sikkema for this Vine]