Strange topic for a post like this I know, but would you expect someone to write about him without him actually doing something. That's why I am doing it because your not expecting it. This story has been told many times thus far in NXT with so many talents in a very short time. They start at the bottom and work their way up the card and get noticed by the fans and management as sort of a new face.
Following his repackaging as the "Drifter" many of us thought that this would be the start of his push and though it might be right now it's to early to really tell what Elias will be in the future. My early opinion of him is that he has the look of Damien Sandow and seemingly the personality of Curtis Axel. However, like I mentioned before it's a little too soon to make a judgment on Sampson as he needs a little bit more time to sink in. I think with enough time Elias may find his place in NXT I think we just really need to be able to make some sense of his gimmick before determining his potential.