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:
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.
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.
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?