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Road to the Draft: Shea McClellin

Shea McClellin, DE-OLB, Boise State
6-foot-3, 260 pounds
Draft projection: 30th to 50th pick.

Lowdown: McClellin’s versatility and edge rush ability makes him an attractive early second-round prospect. He projects as a pass-rushing defensive end in the 4-3 defense. He might be able to play strong-side linebacker in the 4-3, too. He dropped back some at the Senior Bowl and didn’t look too out of place. Overall his Senior Bowl showing helped him. At the NFL Scouting Combine, McClellin ran the 40-yard dash in an impressive 4.63 seconds. He’s much better rushing with his hand in the ground as opposed to standing up at linebacker. He started 37 games over his last three seasons and had seven sacks as a senior, 9.5 as a junior. McClellin shows flashes that remind you of ex-Bill Aaron Schobel. While Schobel didn’t time as well in the 40, his explosiveness numbers (the vertical jump and shuttle) were better. Schobel also had more production in college. Nevertheless, McClellin is an option worth considering for Buffalo if he’s on the board at No. 41.

---Mark Gaughan

 

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