Coleman Shelton

Washington
C

Prospect Info

College
Washington
Hometown
Class
Pasadena, CA
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 3"
292 lbs
31 1/2”
Hands
8 1/2”

Prospect Grade

5.00
50-50 Chance to Make NFL Roster
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
5.24
Seconds
Bench Press
--
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
26.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
110.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.62
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.59
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 
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Washington coaches moved Shelton around regularly throughout his first three seasons on the field, playing him at every position on the front line. They found a home at center for the tall, athletic lineman, where he could use his foot quickness, nasty attitude, and intelligence to control each play. He was rated as a top 20 center prospect nationally coming out of Pasadena in 2013, but first got a chance to start at right tackle for seven games as a redshirt freshman. Shelton started all 13 games the next season, the first two at left tackle, the next two at left guard, and the final eight games at right guard. He was named the team's Lineman of the Year for his effort and versatility. Pac-12 coaches thought enough of his play in the pivot over 14 games in 2016 to name him second-team all-conference.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 7/PFA
Overview
Shelton fits the average height/weight profile for the position, but his lack of desired play strength and overall anchor is a concern. Shelton's technique is solid and his initial quickness is good enough, but he needs to do a better job of gaining and maintaining positioning if he wants to find a way to cover up for his lack of necessary power and land NFL playing time.
Strengths
  • Three-year starter with some starting experience at tackle, guard and center
  • Adequate athlete
  • Has enough initial quickness to compete for positioning on scoop blocks
  • Takes choppy, controlled steps up to second level target
  • Maintains width of his base as run and pass blocker
  • Plays with good strength in his hands
  • Has smooth pass sets to his target and can mirror effectively
  • Shoots his hands with short, efficient punch and does a good job of maintaining proper back and head posture throughout the rep
  • Technique is generally solid
Weaknesses
  • Lack of desired play strength is evident too often on tape
  • Has below average upper body strength and struggles to keep blocks centered
  • Can be jostled by power allowing defenders to escape block security and squeeze rushing lanes
  • Doesn't have desired acceleration to stay out front of running back on long pulls
  • Unlikely to be one-on-one block winner at NFL level
  • Legs won't generate much push as a down or drive blocker
  • Despite solid technique, simply doesn't have enough anchor to keep bull rushers from walking him back into the pocket

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GRADE
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