Photo of Jabaal Sheard
Grade
7.17 ?
  • 4.69 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 31.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 115.0 INCH
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 33 1/2" Arm Length
  • 264LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

Sheard is an extremely successful college defensive end that might need to transition to outside linebacker at the next level. He is on the shorter side, but has long arms and active hands to consistently get inside offensive tackles and he counters effectively. He has a strong upper body to engage and shed in the running game and relentlessly pursues the ball carrier. If he cannot play end in the NFL, he will struggle to make plays in space due to stiff hips and limited experience. Sheard will scare off a few teams due to a July 2010 arrest, but he has Day 2 talent.

Analysis

Strengths

Sheard is long and thickly built. Powerful bull rusher that has a vast repertoire of counter moves and uses his long arms to bat down passes. Strong kid that delivers a powerful punch, sheds effectively and quickly locates the ball. High motor player that makes plays on the backside. Very productive.

Weaknesses

A step slow off the line and lacks the speed to be a true edge rusher. Does not have the hip fluidity to break down ball carriers in space or stick in man coverage. Shows inconsistent awareness and is often fooled by draws and counters. Arrested for assault prior to his senior season.
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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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