Darryl Sharpton Scouting Report

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Darryl Sharpton Scouting Report

Position: ILB
Conference: ACC
School: Miami Hurricanes
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #14
Height & Weight: 6'1 - 202 lbs.
Drafted 4.4 in 2010 by HOU

2010 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.73
Bench press24

2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Darryl Sharpton, ILB, Miami

Darryl Sharpton is not your typical Miami player. He was not a very highly touted recruit coming out of high school, but has managed to turn himself into a legitimate NFL prospect. However, his career at Miami did not start very well. As a freshman in 2005 he played on special teams for three games before getting hurt and receiving a medical hardship. The following season Sharpton finally began to make his mark. By the end of that year he earned the starting job at the middle linebacker spot and earned a variety of all-freshman honors. In 2007 Sharpton saw time at all three linebacker spots and again started five games. By 2008, Sharpton was playing mostly at the strong side linebacker position and was turning into a team leader. He ranked fourth on the team with 58 tackles and tallied six tackles-for-loss. Sharpton was moved back to the middle for his senior season and has done a good job. Through eight games he ranks second on the team with 53 tackles. Sharpton's versatility is his greatest asset. Not only does he have experience playing any position in the linebacker corps, but he has proven that he can be disruptive on blitzes or drop back and be a decent coverage player. 2/1 Update: Sharpton ended his senior season as Miami's leading tackler with 106 on the year. His lack of size is still a concern, but his versatility should make him a solid fourth round selection. Sharpton had a decent Senior Bowl where he tallied three tackles, but he failed to separate himself and increase his draft stock. Yet, that may change at the NFL Combine where he should run a quicker 40 than top inside linebackers like Rolando McClain, Brandon Spikes and Sean Lee.

Last Updated Feb-01-2010 by Joel Welser

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