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Two White Dudes?

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Well I know I am the #1 pick for the Kansas City Chiefs. I did Graduate from Stanford so I can matriculate a thing or two. Are we talking about this dude in the 2nd round? Those Idaho Guys are pretty tough. Remember Jared Allen? David DeCastro.

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Shea McClellin Boise State DE Superman! (via ProphetofDP)

Shea McClellin seems to be an Enigma. Is he a Defensive End, an Outside Linebacker, an Inside Linebacker?

Strengths: McClellin is an athletic and versatile pass rusher – Might be the most versatile defender in the draft, having played DE, OLB and ILB throughout college career – Shows very good pass rush potential out of both 3-point and 2-point stance – Great explosion off the snap, often beats the OT off the ball – Keeps pads low and shows good knee and ankle flexion while turning the corner – Has a variety of pass rush moves, including a shoulder dip and rip move – Exhibits tremendous change of direction and lateral movement skills – Excellent closing speed, and powerful tackler – Chases the ball on every play, plays until the whistle and motor never stops – Great timing on blitzes, able to disguise and change up angles he blitzes from – Proved at the Senior Bowl that he can play linebacker and cover backs and tight ends – Displayed fluid hips and good feet while in pass coverage – Tremendous football IQ, impressed coaches with how quick he learned new position in Mobile – Plays aggresive and trusts his instincts – Above average run defender – Shows the ablitiy to set the edge, in the run game and keep contain – Plays with an intensity that rubs off on the other players – Will be able to play any edge position in the NFL and contribute on all special teams units – Natural leader. Link

6'3 and 260 Lbs, runs a 4.63 forty and fits perfectly into the rules for Pass Rushers posted here lately.

Who is he?

McClellin was a lightly recruited tight end/defensive end out of high school and attracted just one FBS-level offer, grayshirting at Boise State in early 2008. He saw playing time as a true freshman in 2008, recording 14 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss, 1.0 sack and 3 forced fumbles. McClellin started the final 11 games in 2009 as a sophomore, finishing with 36 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, 2 passes broken up and 1 interception. He started every game in 2010 as a junior, recording 30 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 1 interception (returned for a touchdown) and a personal-best 13.5 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks, earning First Team All-WAC honors. McClellin returned in 2011 as a senior and again started all 13 games, finishing with 50 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble and a team-high 7.0 sacks, earning First Team All-MWC honors.

What did he do?

03/23/2012 - LB Shea McClellin quietly wowed scouts at Boise State's Pro Day. After scouting McClellin primarily as a defensive end over his Boise State career, I came away very impressed with his ability to drop back and play outside linebacker during the Senior Bowl. McClellin, who weighed in at 257 pounds Thursday, was asked to perform in defensive line and linebacker drills and was "fantastic" in both. Speaking to several talent evaluators at Stanford's workout about McClellin, specifically, I'm getting the impression that he could be one of this year's surprise risers. In fact, there are some who believe McClellin could even crack the first round. --Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com - link for both comments

Maybe even 2nd round top 50 range. Hey WE draft at 45 this year. What possibly could we do with this guy on the Kansas City Chiefs roster?

He also plays the run well for his size, is patient when taking on blocks, extends his arms well and has a violent set of hands. His combination of body control and hand strength allows him to keep himself clean into contact, fend off the block and work his way in pursuit. He is a solid anchor player who can run as well and will make plays off his frame. He likes to run around blocks more so in space and at times will take himself out of plays. Also, McClellin is often asked to drop off into coverage and is a solid athlete in man. He keeps his feet under him, exhibits some natural balance/fluidity in the hips and can re-direct and close on the football. from NFP link

It was said in a scouting report that he might get used in various roles on a Defense schemed by a Creative Mind.

Regardless, he can be utilized in our Base 3-4 as a speed rusher, our nickel as a 4-3 DE type, and also in coverage from a pure ILB position. It would be scary (to me) to see Hali and Houston on the edge with a 260 ILB blitzing the middle of the pocket.

High character player and his ability to play on special teams adds to his value... Not quite the athlete as current San Francisco rush linebacker Aldon Smith but has some similarities to the former Missouri Tiger, will be a good value pick in the middle rounds of the 2012 Draft... I pegged him as a gamer and felt athleticism tests might not do his on-field play justice but his 4.63-40 was second best among the defensive linemen grouping at the combine.

Read more: http://www.sidelinescouting.com/rankings/2012/de/shea-mcclellin/#ixzz1qpSJJdQK

Nuff Said I hope :)

Geaux Chiefs

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