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2015 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Danny Shelton

Danny Shelton Player Profile

April 1, 2015

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Danny Shelton

School: Washington Huskies

2015 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Danny Shelton


Height: 6’2”

Weight: 339

Position: Defensive Tackle

Career Stats: 111 tackles, 24 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks.

Strengths: The first thing you notice about Danny Shelton is his massive frame, as this is one tough customer who is extremely tough to move out of the way. Shelton is very disruptive, extremely strong and usually demands double teams on most plays. While the size is intriguing, Danny Shelton also moves well for a big guy and has shown the ability to chase the quarterback once or twice. Shelton is the perfect player for the 3-4 nose tackle position but he could also play in a 4-3 defense. Shelton also has no off-the-field issues and has built a reputation of being a very hard worker and somebody who wants to improve.

Weaknesses: Danny Shelton absolutely dominated games in which he had the advantage from a talent standpoint, but he kind of disappeared in games in which he was going up against respectable offensive linemen. Shelton can kind of take plays off at times, especially when he didn’t win the jump off the line of scrimmage. I’d also like to see Shelton get in slightly better shape, as weight can be a little bit of an issue.  

Projection: You’d like to see more consistency from Danny Shelton, but overall with his skill set, he’s a lock to be a first-round pick. Guys as big as Shelton don’t grow on trees and with a little coaching, he could really be the cornerstone on an NFL defensive line. Shelton is one of the safer picks in this draft.

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