Jan 2, 2015; Tempe, AZ, USA; Washington Huskies defensive lineman Danny Shelton (55) against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the 2015 Cactus Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. Oklahoma State defeated Washington 30-22. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Danny Shelton, DT, Wash: 93
Pros: If you are looking for an immoveable object look no further than Danny Shelton. At 340 pounds Shelton is a monster inside and consistently works against double teams. Shelton is not a pass rusher nor does he has many of the attributes one would expedct from a pass rusher.
However, he is a stout, squatty defender that dominates at the point of attack and closes up and gap he sits in. Shelton is also a solid tackler and he has exceptional instincts to sniff out the run. Many are expecting Shelton to climb up the board before the draft and if Leonard Williams goes in the Top 3 he could go considerably higher than earlier anticipated.
Cons: Because Shelton is a pure nose tackle he does lack any real pass rush moves or that sort of potential. He can assist a pass rush by eating up blockers, but getting penetration with a quick first step is not his style. Most of all he is a base down defender but he does it at an exceptional level.
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