Photo of Shamar Stephen
Grade
5.42 ?
  • 5.25 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 25 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 30.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 103.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6'5" Height
  • 33 1/8" Arm Length
  • 309LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

2013: Second-team All-American Conference pick after starting in all 11 games. 2012: Played in 10 games, started in nine, but missed the first two games with a sprained knee. 2011: Played in all 12 games. 2010: Played in 12 games and started in eight. 2009: Redshirted.

Analysis

Strengths

Terrific size. Very athletic for a big man. Generally plays on his feet. Occupies blocks. Flashes the ability to lock out and reestablish the line of scrimmage. Has raw tools to work with. Scheme versatile. Solid personal and football character. Team captain.

Weaknesses

Lethargic get-off. Average eyes, instincts and recognition (doesn’t sense screen). Needs to go to school on blocking schemes and learn to fight pressure. Could stand to play with more violence in his hands -- feels his way through plays instead of imposing force. Linear, vanilla rusher (just five career sacks). Moved by double teams. Compete level leaves something to be desired. Disappears for stretches.

Bottom Line

Big, athletic, raw interior defender with underachiever traits who had a fairly nondescript career at UConn, but has crude physical tools for a defensive line coach to mold. Developmental prospect who potentially fits in a 4-3 or as a 3-4 five-technique.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
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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