Danny Shelton Scouting Report

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Jan 2, 2015; Tempe, AZ, USA; Washington Huskies defensive lineman Danny Shelton (center) against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the 2015 Cactus Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. Oklahoma State defeated Washington 30-22. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Book on Shelton

Good portion of his scouting report is when you first look at him, seeing most of his 340 pounds is in his legs. With those legs they love his ability to anchor through double-teams at the line of scrimmage. That in itself would sell a team looking for a nose tackle but he has more than that.

He’s very nimble-footed and athletic for his size and that makes him a threat when rushing the passer too. His production to prove that was nine sacks to be among the leaders for interior rushers in college football for 2014. A double-threat interior presence like that is something to build on so it is no wonder that he’s creeping into the top 10.

What they don’t like is don’t believe he is as good of a pass-rusher as his numbers indicate. They speak of how he lacks pass-rush moves, rarely using a spin-move or swim-move, electing to bull-rush. Then they say his tackling numbers are inflated by his hustle in pursuit.

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