NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Shea McClellin, DE/OLB Boise State
Green Bay Packers draft prospect profile: Shea McClellin
- Shea McClellin, DE/OLB Boise State
- 6-foot-3, 260lbs
- The type of player coaches (especially one named Kevin Greene) love. Hard worker that gives you full effort at all times and is always looking to improve.
- 4.62 40yd dash
- 4.33 20 yard shuttle
- 7.07 3-cone drill
- 9.83′ long jump
- 31.5″ vertical jump
- 19 bench press reps
News & Notes:
Boise State was the only FBS school that showed any interest in McClellin out of High School. Played running back and linebacker in High School. McClellin has built himself up and gotten bigger and better every year. Played multiple positions at Boise, as a DE with his hand on the ground and a LB from a standing position. The 19 bench press reps at the combine might be a red flag, until you find out he measured out with 32 3/4″ arms and 10 1/8″ hands. Surprised many with his 40 yd dash time.
What they’re saying about him:
Wes Bunting (National Football Post): A versatile, explosive athlete with a mighty motor who knows how to reach the quarterback. McClellin possesses a solidly put together frame with a strong upper body which maximizes his length into contact. He plays all over the Boise State defense. He will play with his hand on the ground, can stand up and rush from a two-point stance and will blitz from the inside as well. Impression: McClellin is a productive pass rusher with a big motor, good skill set and can get after the QB in a number of ways. Looks like a potential starter at the next level.
Chad Reuter (CBS Sports): Extremely active and plays with an aggressive playing nature and attitude — self-starter and strong finisher. Country strong and very physical, welcoming contact. Fights and works hard to find a way to beat blockers — disruptive with a nose for the ball. Versatile defensive player with experience at LB, DE and other hybrid front-seven positions. A creative pass rusher, using a variety of moves and techniques to create pressure.
NFL.com (Combine): McClellin has started three consecutive years at defensive end for Boise State. He is an undersized DE who 3-4 teams will value at the OLB position in their schemes. At just under 260 pounds, he can struggle at times against bigger linemen, but he is a decent prospect at the position and has fifth-round value, especially as a swing player.
- explosive first step and burst off the snap.
- Reads the play well and finds the ball carrier
- Surprises tackles with his initial burst. Does not look like he would be that fast.
- Very active and eager in pursuit
- Will struggle with pass coverage in the Pros, takes short choppy steps when changing direction.
- A max effort guy. Could be a “Brooks Reed lite” (without the hair).
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