2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Shea McClellin, DE, Boise State
Boise State Broncos DE Shea McClellin is a bit of a tweener, but this can be viewed as a positive attribute for 3-4 defenses. Few players have experienced such a meteoric rise to their draft stock in recent years. McClellin has gone from an early Day 3 sleeper to a potential Day 1 asset. McClellin's appeal focuses on his versatility. He can play along the line or outside. At the combine, he exhibited enough athleticism to not only seal the edge, rush the passer and drop back into short coverages, but many believe McClellin has the frame to add more muscle and contribute as a DE at times.
The risks here are obvious. If he adds weight, he could lose speed. If he can't retain the weight, he's a bit undersized and bigger offensive linemen would eat him alive. Teams are banking on him playing around 275 pounds, which is a good 20 pounds heavier than his playing weight with the Broncos.
Look for McClellin to come off the board after pick No. 24. A run of 3-4 defenses (Pittsburgh, Denver, Houston, Green Bay, New England twice, Baltimore and San Francisco) have picks available at that point and he'd be very valuable to those teams and their multiple defensive fronts.
Notes: Also played baseball and basketball as an Idaho prep. Grayshirted in 2007. Appeared in 10 games in ’08, registering 14 tackles, one tackle for loss and one sack with three forced fumbles, and missed the final three games because of a knee injury. Saw action in 13 games, starting the final 11 contests at defensive end, and posted 36-6-3 with two passes batted down and one interception in ’09. Missed the season opener against Oregon (hamstring). Was an all-conference performer and named the team’s Defensive Lineman of the Year in ’10 after totaling 30-131⁄2-91⁄2 with one interception (36-yard touchdown return vs. Toledo) and one forced fumble in 13 starts. Recovered a fumble for touchdown against Wyoming, becoming the first Bronco to score on an interception return and a fumble return in the same season since 1999. Was the team leader in tackles for loss and sacks in ’11 after logging 50-121⁄2-7 with two interceptions, one forced fumble and a blocked kick in 13 starts at DE spot. Added 12 pounds from Senior Bowl to Combine.
Positives: Outstanding size. Has large, quick hands and uses them actively in unison with his feet — efficient mover. Good movement skills and body control. Has quick first step and can turn the corner. Effective looping and stunting. Locates the ball. Wrap tackler. Can drop into short zones. Competes and plays hard — motor always runs. Played from two- and three-point stance. Has special-teams experience and the appropriate makeup. Showed well against Georgia’s Cordy Glenn. Smart, aware and assignment-sound. Solid Senior Bowl performance. Terrific character and work habits.
Negatives: Marginal weight-room strength — managed only 19 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press at the Combine. Has tweener traits — lacks ideal bulk and strength for a defensive end and lacks ideal flexibility and explosiveness for a linebacker. Overmatched by power — pinballed by double teams. Needs to improve pass-rush variety. Average edge burst at the top of his rush.
Summary: Lean, smooth-muscled, active, instinctive, college defensive end with a relentless temperament. Functional, character football player who plays better than he tests and could warrant consideration as a stand-up, upfield 3-4 rush ’backer. Versatility and dependability increase comfort level and could drive up draft status.
This is worse then Angelo, Jesus fucking Christ
Whoever made the pick needs to be fired tonight
I'm pretty excited about having him to be honest.
I really do like this pick. I would also like to take credit as being the first poster here to personally mention Shea as someone who really impressed me.
Better pan out...if not, Emery is going to be crucified over this.
Mods, let's keep this thread someplace close until next draft.
And then we can see who eats crow.