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NFL Draft Player Profile: Shea McClellin

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NFL Draft Player Profile: Shea McClellin

CREATED Apr 18, 2012

My NFL draft player profile series continues today with another defensive line prospect being linked to the Green Bay Packers at pick #28 of the first round. 

NAME: Shea McClellin

POSITION: Defensive End

COLLEGE: Boise State

HEIGHT / WEIGHT: 6'3" / 260

DRAFT PROJECTION: Late first round

WHAT'S HIS DEAL...

McClellin's stock has risen considerably since the end of the college football season. He started three consecutive years at defensive end for Boise State. He is considered undersized for DE at the NFL level, but could be a nice fit as an OLB in the Packers 3-4 system. Some consider McClellin an immediate impact player in a 3-4. He's one of those guys who never quits, always seems to be around the football, and can flat out get to the quarterback.

WHAT SCOUTS ARE SAYING...

STRENGTHS: 

McClellin was a strong player inside for the Broncos and uses good leverage to get under heavier offensive linemen and jolt them back in their stance. He is aggressive, stout, and can hold off linemen and smother tight ends at the point of attack. He has no problem tackling and is a good pass rusher. 

WEAKNESSES:

McClellin will have a tough time convincing teams, even though he has been productive, to take a shot on him early in the draft because of his size. He has displayed enough athletic ability for teams to consider him at outside backer, but he could stand to lose weight as he enters the next level.