Danny Shelton Scouting Report

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Danny Shelton Scouting Report

Position: DT
Conference: Pac12
School: Washington Huskies
Year/Status: Senior
Jersey Number: #55
Height & Weight: 6-2 - 332 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Top 20
Ranked #18 on our Top 100 Prospects Board
Drafted 1.12 in 2015 by CLE

2015 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Danny Shelton, DT, Washington

Statistically, Shelton fails to excite, as he's made just 113 tackles in three seasons, including 59 as a junior. He lacks the pass-rushing abilities of the elite defensive tackles and is considered more of a two-down, zero or one-technique in the NFL, which would be an ideal place for him. Still, for a player of his size, he shows a good first step off the snap. He can gain advantage and shows suddenness getting to the gaps. He is quick with his feet to get a good push into the blocker, but needs to do a better job protecting his legs. He is a strong inside run defender who can make plays up and down the line of scrimmage, but lacks the long speed to chase in space. He is often matched against double teams and, when this happens, he can hold ground at the point of attack, but without great hand shed ability, he can be locked up and stall out. When working one-on-one, he will flash the ability to stack and he generates a strong anchor to maintain position. He is very hard to block coming off the ball and even if the blocker gets into his body, he is not the type the offensive guards can hold for long. He has success working underneath to get a piece of the blocker's pads and is effective stacking and controlling in one-on-one situations.

Last Updated by Matt De Lima

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