The Cleveland Browns own the 12th and 19th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. This is a player profile guide of potential player the Browns can draft on Thursday night. Tuesday will feature Washington nose tackle Danny Shelton.
Shelton in his four seasons with Washington he has a total of 197 tackles and 11.5 sacks. Shelton was named First-team All Pac 12 in 2014, where he was a force at nose tackle with 93 tackles, good for second on the team, and had nine sacks.
Shelton is not only great on the field, he's great in the classroom, where he was named First-team Academic All-Pac 12 three times (2012, 2013, 2014).
In 2014, Shelton led the nation in fumble recoveries with 5. Shelton's big frame crowds the line of scrimmage and maintains good positioning against double teams. He can dominate the run game with his strength and athleticism, Shelton has the ability to shed tackles and swat cut blocks. Shelton also gets his hands inside the offensive lineman first on a consistent basis.
The Browns have a need on the defensive front with Jabaal Sheard and Athyba Rubin leaving in the offseason. The Browns will look to fill that need in the draft, a lot of draft analyst project Shelton being one of the selections for the Browns on Thursday night.
Shelton's combine results:
5.64 seconds 40-yard dash
30.5 inch vertical jump
4.65 seconds 20-yard short shuttle
7.99 seconds three-cone drill
34 reps on bench press (225 lbs), tied for second-best among his position
The First Round of the 2015 NFL Draft is this Thursday, April 30.