Danny Shelton Scouting Report

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Nov 15, 2014; Tucson, AZ, USA; Washington Huskies defensive back Budda Baker (32) and defensive lineman Danny Shelton (55) tackle Arizona Wildcats running back Nick Wilson (28) during the first half at Arizona Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

What I See

I definitely see the same pillar of power in the middle of a defense that the scouting world sees. The the line of scrimmage doesn’t move forward for the offense with Shelton in the game. But I’m more intrigued by his athletic ability to do things most people his size can’t do to go with it.

The 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine is usually the main attraction for skill position players. And it will remain that for me but I’m looking forward to watching Shelton substantiate what I think of him. This combination of size, strength and athleticism is seen by all but I disagree with some of the scouting world’s criticism.

Some ridiculously criticized a 340-pound man for not having a spin-move when no one that size does plus his stats say his bull-rush works. And saying his tackling is inflated by his hustle in pursuit is even more ridiculous because you want big men to hustle. Opposing teams can’t just run at him so his hustle in pursuit is a good thing.

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