Danny Shelton   #71 DT

Height: 6-2   Weight: 345   Age: 26

Born: 8/20/1993 Sacramento , CA

College: Washington

Experience: 5th season

High School: Auburn HS [WA]









Draft 2015

Pick No.12

Selected By: Cleveland Browns

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 12 (12)

Pick Analysis: Shelton was the first Huskie to earn first-team Academic All-American since 1991. He led the nation in fumble recoveries with five and had 16 tackles for loss in 2014. He finished second on the team with 93 tackles. Was first-team Academic All-Pac-12 as a junior. Started his final 40 games at nose tackle and played 53 games total. Named first-team all-state as a high school senior in Seattle as both an offensive and defensive lineman. Also participated in track and field as a thrower, winning the shot put state championship as a senior. Was a standout wrestler, too.


Video Playlist

  1. Browns pick Shelton No. 12

    Published: April 30, 2015 at 09:36 p.m.

    Danny Shelton was really excited when the Browns made him the No. 12 pick in the draft. The mammoth defensive tackle showed us just that when he embraced Commissioner Roger Goodell.

  2. Best of Danny Shelton and Cameron Erving press conference

    Published: May 1, 2015 at 07:09 p.m.

    The Cleveland Browns picked up defensive lineman Danny Shelton and offensive lineman Cameron Erving in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Check out the best moments from their introductory press conference.

  3. Farmer: 'Excited to have opportunity to draft Danny Shelton'

    Published: May 1, 2015 at 12:55 a.m.

    NFL Media's Andrea Kremer discusses the two first round picks of the Cleveland Browns with GM Ray Farmer and head coach Mike Pettine.

  4. Goodell on Shelton's hug: 'That caught me off guard'

    Published: April 30, 2015 at 11:36 p.m.

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell discusses the atmosphere of the draft in Chicago and the hug from Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Danny Shelton.

  5. Shelton: 'I want to bring the intimidation back to Cleveland'

    Published: April 30, 2015 at 11:47 p.m.

    Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Danny Shelton discusses his road to the NFL, what he will bring to the Browns and his wrestling career.

  6. First Draft: Danny Shelton

    Published: Feb. 24, 2015 at 07:00 p.m.

    Defensive lineman Danny Shelton is a menace on the football field, but there is more to this bruiser than what meets the eye.

  7. Jeremiah on Shelton: 'He is a day one starter'

    Published: Feb. 22, 2015 at 12:29 p.m.

    The NFL Combine crew breaks down the strengths of University of Washington defensive tackle Danny Shelton and discuss how a tragic loss influences him on and off the field.

  8. Is Shelton the safest pick of the 2015 draft?

    Published: Feb. 24, 2015 at 07:01 p.m.

    NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah, Charles Davis and Curtis Conway discuss if they think Washington defensive lineman Danny Shelton is the safest pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

  9. Shelton: I can play defensive end as well

    Published: Feb. 22, 2015 at 03:03 p.m.

    University of Washington defensive tackle Danny Shelton speaks about his versatility with NFL Media's Akbar Gbajabiamila at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine.

  10. Pro Comparison: Danny Shelton

    Published: Feb. 12, 2015 at 06:28 p.m.

    Bucky Brooks discusses who Danny Shelton compares to in the NFL.

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