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Grade
53.7 ?
  • 4.96 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 26 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 116.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.09 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.50 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 33 1/2" Arm Length
  • 266LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

Shelby has started for four years, lining up at various positions across the defensive line. A decent sized athlete for the position and a bit of a tweener for outside linebacker and end. He would bring power as an edge rusher in a 3-4 set, but could get outsized in a traditional set. Good all-around player who can be inconsistent but is a solid late-round pick and future rotational player.

Analysis

Strengths

Shelby is decent off the ball but has a burst in the open field. Can run to either side and has the strength to set the edge. Good reach and plays the run well. Needs to make his decisions early when rushing the passer but when he does and they work, he is a force. Could possibly move outside in a 3-4 set.

Weaknesses

Despite his playing experience, it is scary at times when grading his ability to diagnose plays and make quick decisions on the line. Can be eliminated once engaged with a lineman, but can show starter-type ability if he makes a good decision and reads the play. An inconsistent player.
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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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