San Diego Chargers Draft Prospects: Boise State DE/LB Shea McClellin

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Shea-OW? H-I-J-K-McClellin-N-O-P?

Is it weird that I am already thinking of possible nicknames for a player that is not even on our roster?

Oh well, I wouldn’t be mad is AJ brought Shea onto the roster. He works hard and he produces! He won’t win any awards in the underwear olympics, but he stands out is on the football field.

Here is his scouting report from Pro Football Weekly:

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.

I always like players that perform well against other solid draft picks. Showing a good performance against Cordy Glenn and a solid performance in the Senior Bowl is a big plus for me.

One thing that might cause McClellin to drop in the draft is the fact that he has had 3 concussions in college. Could he slip to the second round for us? Probably not.

What do you all “Shea”? Draft him or not? First round?

Topics: Boise State, Shea Mcclellin

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  • chargerrocket

    I thought Shea would be a great fit for us til u informed me of his 3 concussions. That’s a big red flag! Might be concussion prone and one more could end his career. Not worth the risk! He’s AJ’s type so I hope he don’t draft him.

    • RMainwaring

       @chargerrocket I agree. Troy Aikman had 5 concussions and had to retire because of it.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

       @chargerrocket yea… those concussions are no joke. i would love him on the roster, but it seems really risky with our first round pick

  • A_Eme_O_Ere

    I hear Lombardi mention the same thing on NFL Network. However, he says it was only 1. Which is the truth? Who knows? Lying season is in session.

  • ThomasBell

    He’s a great player especially the leaping ability at 0:56, but picking at 18 would be a reach.

  • 619chargers4life

    630 in the morning, at school waiting for my class to start so this day will hurry up and be over. i cant wait for the draft to get here. go chargers 

  • SandyPeisner

    3-4-5 round pick. Not first other more talented players

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

       @SandyPeisner if he is there in the second.. i wouldnt want to pass him up

      • SandyPeisner

         @epadaon 
        OK but do you choose him over Cole, Franklin or Kendricks, seems like he is a tweener?

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