Danny Shelton Can Be Key Piece for Cleveland Browns as a Rookie

August 21, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Danny Shelton was one of the more polarizing prospects in the 2015 NFL draft. Onlookers essentially fell into two groups.
The first group saw Shelton as a Dontari Poe/Haloti Ngata type of player, a nose tackle who could command two gaps against the run on early downs before being a disruptive interior penetrator on passing downs. His ability to play a huge number of snaps at Washington with his outstanding athleticism stood out.
The second group questioned Shelton's play on the field. Playing all of those snaps offered plenty of examples of Shelton getting overwhelmed by double-teams and struggling to be impactful as a pass-rusher. Attracting double-teams alone isn't valuable; standing up to them effectively is.
Clearly, the decision-makers for the Cleveland Browns fell into the first group.
More specifically, head coach Mike Pettine and defensive line coach Anthony Weaver saw him as the clear top defensive tackle in his class. Pettine said to Andrew Gribble of ...

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