Meet our new LB, SheaMac

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  1. butkus3595

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    You can play linebacker at 245. I've worked with guys who are pro-bowlers and defensive players of the year in the NFL who played linebacker at 245. The difference is they look a lot different at 245 than he does. Shea weighed in at the combine at 260. Granted he probably didn't play at that, so I would have been impressed if he weighed in at 250-255 while being below 14% body fat.
     
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    I agree completely...but in my mind his success, if it happens, won't come overnight. Being small and getting stuck on blocks reminds me of Urlacher when he first came here.
    I hope his technique(s) help compensate while he tries to add more muscle mass to suit him better at the LB position.

    And to bleed this response onto other replies..6-3 245 is what Clay Matthews plays around...Shea just needs the time to add the weight..
    Honestly they aren't far of if you're looking at visuals...
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    IDK... Shoulders, arms and legs look to be more heavily muscled on Matthews. I look at McClellins wrists and he seems to have a small frame. Not sure he can pack that much muscle mass on those arms, but I know he can definitely pack more. Looking forward to his season.
     
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    I dunno man. They look legit, but if that's a before and after pic from this off season, then that means the "before" is after 2 years in an NFL weight room with NFL trainers looking after him. I have a hard time buying this. I went to TC in his Rookie year and I was 30' away from him at one point. I know he had pads on and all, but those arms (and the rest of him) looked bigger than what I'm seeing here.

    Also, I'm the same height as Shea (6'-3"), and I can tell ya, my body never looked as slim as the pic on the right, even when I was bench pressing over 300 Lbs and working out every day, and I only weighed about 220 LBS. I find it hard to believe the guy on the right is 240+. That physique at 6'-3" doesn't look much over 200 Lbs to me.

    I think I may have to call BS on these photos.
     
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    I'd say the same. Looking at his before pic and not knowing exactly what he weighed in that photo what I see is what I said before. A kid with the body of a HS player with lots of baby fat and very little muscle definition. Tough figure out how he was as fast he is hauling that around. No wonder he got pushed around and couldn't anchor.

    They want him to play around 250lbs. This could be nothing more than slimming him down to get his body fat lower and then build more muscle bulk from there. I can see why there was zero chance of getting him up to 256-270lbs with the frame. It's just not there. He was playing at 248lbs give or take a chicken breast or two with that old body. If they can put another 8-10lbs of muscle on him now his functional strength should be much better.

    And like I said you want him to be like a cobra. A quick strike kid or guy who can rush and wrap up and tackle. He can avoid blockers in space but he no chance of that playing DE from a 3 pt. stance. Now he looks like a LB albeit a little slighter in build than any of us ever thought. This is a kid you can use to chase and pressure QBs like Rodgers, Wilson, and Kaepernick and those are the guys we're gonna have to beat.
     
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    Here is a new pic from the back. If it's legit, that looks more like it. I don't know, but the back doesn't seem to fit with the front. Ah, who the hell knows. Bottom line, if he's working out like that, then it will be good for us and I guess that's really all we need to worry about.

    https://twitter.com/ScotProhaska/status/458354285533614080/photo/1/large
     
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    That's exactly what I was thinking (so the right answer must lie elsewhere)
     
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    I agree. That is better. another 10 lbs of muscle (no reason he can't do that) and he should be good to go.
     
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    I don't care what he looks like. He has to cover and make tackles. If he can do that, great. I personally think that OLB will be his niche.

    He has a pass for nearly killing Rogers.
     
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    Well this thing is saying he's 252 and running a 4.5 - 40.

    Shea Mcclellin b4 training was 263lb,18%BF,4.74 40 & 320lb bench. NOW 252lb,10%BF, 4.5 40, 365lbs. Perfect for a LB

    A 4.5 forty makes me think he could cover most TEs if called upon, and assuming they get his technique down of course. Then again, maybe he won't be asked to do anything like that, the way SAMs often do in the tampa-2. The kid has always worked hard. His athleticism flashed out to me, even at the NFL level.

    One thing's for sure.... it's taking too long for the god damn draft to arrive, when we're having an in depth discussion surrounding a photo of Shea McClellin with his shirt off.
     

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