Draft Profile: Danny Shelton
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1. Danny Shelton-Defensive Tackle-Washington
Size: 6’2 340lbs
2011 Stats: 11 tackles
2012 Stats: 45 tackles 0.5 sacks 4 tackles for loss
2013 Stats: 59 tackles 2 sacks 3.5 tackles for loss
2014 Stats: 88 tackles 9 sacks 16.5 tackles for loss
- Dominant against the run
- Good leverage
- Beats single blockers- holds up well against double teams
Analysis: Watching tape on Danny Shelton showed me just how dominant this 340 pound behemoth can be. Strength is not an issue for Danny, who pushed around offensive lineman-seemingly at will. Shelton takes up a lot of space in the interior of the defensive line, and is my best bet to be the best d-lineman against the run in this draft class. One part of Shelton’s game that impressed me is the fact that he played over 75% of Washington’s defensive snaps in 2014, quite a feat for such a large man. If his head stays in the game, Shelton can easily warrant a top five pick in this draft.
Need to Improve:
- Weight fluctuates
- Must be consistent against op level competition
- Doesn’t give 100% every play
Analysis: While Shelton’s physical gifts will make him a top draft pick, he will need to work hard to warrant that position in the NFL. Shelton did produce 9 sacks in 2014, most coming against less than stellar football competition. When Shelton would go up against the best, he did not stand out and at times disappeared.
Round Prediction: Top 10
NFL Comparison: Vince Wilfork
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