Photo of Darryl Sharpton
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  • 5'11" Height
  • 32 1/2" Arm Length
  • 236LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands

Overview

Sharpton had his most productive season as a collegiate athlete leading the Hurricanes with 106 tackles and 8.5 tackles for loss. Sharpton has had some durability problems in the past but was able to stay on the field for 12 games in 2009. Sharpton is a short well built player with good athleticism. He doesn’t have great range in pursuit or speed to the sideline but is very effective between the hashes. Sharpton is also limited in pure man coverage’s but could be effective in combination zones schemes. His size is a concern at the next level taking on larger blockers and will likely need to be covered up most of the time. He should give valuable depth to the position and contribute on special teams.

Analysis

Strengths

Sharpton is a slightly-undersized, tough, competitive linebacker who has experience playing all three spots in a 4-3. He flashes the ability to be an explosive tackler, especially inside. Has some impressive short area quickness and a great motor against the run.

Weaknesses

Sharpton lacks some height and bulk we like to see for an inside linebacker. Long range speed is only adequate. Durability is a concern as Sharpton’s dealt with injuries during his career. Doesn’t possess adequate instincts, takes too long to diagnose and can get caught out of position by misdirection players. His block protection is quesetionable at next level.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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