Wedge Scouting Report: Danny Shelton

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    Don’t get so too close to the Shelton Joe Philbin!!!  Purportedly, the Dolphins have shown real interest in Washington Defensive Tackle Danny Shelton.  So much so Senior Bowl security had to ask Coach Philbin to step back.  Well, truth is the Dolphins are not the only team intrigued with Shelton.

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    Why the fascination with the 340 pound behemoth that can move mountains with a powerful bull rush?  Well because he is a 340 pound behemoth who can move mountains with a powerful bull rush!  (sigh) You Earthlings are so slow…

Danny Shelton

     Given his siz,e its no surprise that people are comparing Shelton to Vince Wilfork and Haloti Ngata.  Get excited – this is the guy that can be the centerpiece for some one’s defense for a decade.  An elite run stuffer!  A guy who you just can’t move.  Do you hear that?  That is the sound of Danny Shelton eating an offensive line…..offensive line so tasty.

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     But is he more than just an immovable force?   In his Senior Year at Washington Shelton had 9 sacks.  Word has it – his moves are pretty much limited to a bull rush.  He just overpowers the interior offensive line.  Get out of my way!!!  I’m Danny Shelton and I am going to crush Tom Brady’s spine!  Um…I just imagine that is what he would say…dare to dream…

NCAA FOOTBALL, GEORGIA STATE AT WASHINGTON

     Shelton shows impressive quickness and agility for a guy his size.  In fact Shelton is a member of the Huskies track team.  No, don’t worry, he is not a pole vaulter.  He competes in the discuss throw and shot put, another tribute to his incredible strength.

IDAHO STATE at no.17 WASHINGTON

     There are no guarantees that Shelton is a great pass rusher at the NFL level.  But run stuffer?  Most scouts seem to think if you draft Shelton, you can get a decade of run stuffing from this reliable space eater.  If I was going to compare Danny Shelton to an Alien Weapon of Destruction I would compare him to a The Great Black Hole of Xvorkkia Nebulas 4.  Go ahead try to go into the black hole – no one will ever see you again!

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Beast Mode meet Feast Mode.  Buffets everywhere beware!!!

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597 Responses to Wedge Scouting Report: Danny Shelton

  1. wyoming85 says:

    For those that are to lazy to type in the players name in YouTube!
    http://draftbreakdown.com/

  2. Silly Tim says:

    Try, we’re doing charleston next week.

    • Try Pod says:

      Great town, but you got to pour your own shots with little airline bottles, which is kinda funky. Get over to Savannah if you can.

  3. Mike E. says:

    Tim

    Congratulations on graduating and finishing the pickle jar picker-upper class! Well done! Other than that, how is SC?

  4. Ken says:

    What’s up FUers? Tim and Pickle jars. What did I miss?

  5. manitobafinfan says:

    Morning peeps: Uber busy at work, i Hate Valentines Day BTW… Just so ya all feel warmer..
    -9
    °F
    Sunny

    Feels Like -32°
    Wind
    NNE
    17 mph

  6. jahndoh says:

    Randy,

    I typed (and I thought posted) this earlier, but my machine crashed so I guess it didn’t post. I read your response on Shelton this AM, and I think it’s totally reasonable. I’m a bit hypersensitive when I think someone’s picking on the Pac-12, so take it with a grain of salt.

    I should have led yesterday with: “good to see you!” because it is. Glad you found the new blog. Cheers!

  7. stangerx says:

    Keith Sims is still competing, and winning. He always seems like a great guy, but have to give him credit for this one. Imagine how much shiot he is gonna get from his old teammates for not just doing this but bragging to a reporter about it.

    —————-

    “When I got remarried, my wife, Tia, she brings her coupon binder into the marriage and tells me we’re going to coupon. I was skeptical.”

    “After a couple of coaching sessions with the new field general, Sims ran a few plays at the grocery store and started to save. Today, I’m the undisputed coupon king of this household,”
    ————-

    http://www.fredericksburg.com/business/state_nation/ex-dolphins-lineman-tackles-couponing/article_fd292549-2f78-51bd-89b2-d48abbe2a5be.html

    • jahndoh says:

      I figure he’s not bankrupt, he’s not breaking the law, he’s raising a family, and he’s generally a contributing member of society….so he’s ahead of 50% of his colleagues from that era. Nice work Keith.

      • stangerx says:

        Agreed…..if anything I’m giving him credit for being solid enough to say that even though he knows what will come back. Sign of a good and confident person.

  8. jahndoh says:

    Ken,
    I’m staying as far away from the pickle jar discussion as possible. I’m pretty sure it started with an FFR story/picture/anecdote, and that’s pretty much a red flag right there. 😛

  9. wyoming85 says:

    Kyle Crabbs ‏@NDTScouting · 1h1 hour ago
    Man…between Jordan Phillips and Malcom Brown, you’ve got potential 1 Tech DT/NTs with some really good B-gap to B-gap influence.

    • stangerx says:

      Wyoming…….know little about either, but do we need a 1-gap player? Not that it doesn’t sound like either wouldn’t step in nicely, but will other teams get more value from them?

      • wyoming85 says:

        Both are big and would keep the OL off the LB’s
        If you want more than that Randy will have to fill you in! 😉
        I just know we need some MEAT in the middle!

        Hell lets get 2 NT that way Vernon and Wake don’t have to see an OL just TE?

      • stangerx says:

        Not a bad plan. Looking at 3-4 versus 4-3 DT value, but then the league sorta figured out that we were weak in the middle after Big Paul left. Took them a while, but they did. No disputing that.

        And we have good edge rushers times three coming off the end.

  10. finfanrob says:

    jahn

    ha, i for once get to say you are wrong. the pickle thing started one day before i had gotten here. i didnt start it, hell i had no idea what it was all about. i just posted a picture about it.

  11. stangerx says:

    J.J. Watt has bought a place in the middle of nowhere Wisconsin (no offense Randy).

    He explains ….”It’s really minimalistic” and that he purchased the cabin because he wants to focus on training for the 2015 season..

    “The only thing I have to focus on is training and that’s the way I like it. There’s no frills, there’s nothing to distract you up here. It’s just an empty space and a log cabin and snow.”

    ———————

    Explains why he as great as he is. Wouldn’t look for a “South Beach would be cool” comment out of him anytime soon. But there is always Suh.

  12. wyoming85 says:

    Texas Christian University CB/safety Chris Hackett 6’2 195 lbs

    • stangerx says:

      Definitely a gamer and hits good for his size. Given the CB/safety label, where you are seeing he would fit in? Replacement for Delmas?

  13. Mike E. says:

    Wyo
    Hackett looks good on his highlight reel. How does he look the rest of the time? Did you watch him play a lot?

  14. stangerx says:

    Some actual prop bets offered on the bowl.
    Not so sure on Beli smiling, especially cause it is “during the game.”
    Won’t guess on the Lynch crotch grab either….he might have been talked about Disney World by his agent.
    I’d take the over 3 on ball inflation being mentioned, but then maybe GODell has already put the fix in on that one.
    —————————————
    1. How many times will “deflated” balls be mentioned during the game?
    Over 3 (-150)
    Under 3 (+110)

    2. Will Marshawn Lynch grab his crotch after scoring a TD in the game?
    Yes (+200)
    No (-300)

    3. Will Bill Belichick smile during the game on camera?
    Yes (+130)
    No (-170)

  15. The Flying Pig says:

    Did TCU have a dominant defense this year?
    I didn’t watch them much
    But seems like a lot defensive talent is coming from TCU

  16. The Flying Pig says:

    All players look good on highlight reels
    But you can see good tackling technique by Hackett on that clip

  17. rgs322 says:

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I wouldn’t touch Jordan Phillips with a ten foot poll. At least not in the first couple rounds.

    This is from October 2013:
    Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Phillips would miss the rest of the year as well thanks to a chronic back issue. “It isn’t one specific injury,” Stoops said on Monday. “It’s bothered him for the last couple years and is not improving like they [the doctors] want it to.” Phillips will undergo surgery on his back.

    My #1 red flag on any player is when the word chronic comes up when describing a health issue. …Especially when dealing with backs or knees. Even if he was OK for 2014, it’s just something I would stay away from early in the draft.

  18. jetsssuck says:

    stangerx says:
    January 31, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Keith Sims is still competing, and winning. He always seems like a great guy, but have to give him credit for this one. Imagine how much shiot he is gonna get from his old teammates for not just doing this but bragging to a reporter about it.
    ————————————————————————————————————————
    He once owned a lot of dunkin donuts franchises. He also used to live in the same gated community as Dan Marino but of course he had to pay full price whereas Dan was given the mansion for 1 dollar to be the public relations spokesman for the community.

  19. olddolphan says:

    ANYONE UP FOR some Hall-of-Fame speculation?? – – The inductees for 2015 will be announced tonight, I believe. –No more than 5 modern era candidates can be elected by the 46 members of the selection committee. Voters will also consider the merits of senior candidate Mick Tinglehoff and contributor candidates Ron Wolf and Bill Polian. All must receive at least 80% of the vote to be enshrined.

    FWIW, the favorites are Junior Seau, Orlando Pace, Tim Brown, Charles Haley, Will Shields and Jerome Bettis. If I had a ballot, I’d vote for the following: Jerome Bettis, an ultra-bruiser who, I believe, is either #6 or #7 all time in yards gained rushing. Think of Larry Csonka with about 5,000 more yards gained rushing! –My 2nd vote would go to Marvin Harrison who, in 2002, made 143 receptions, by far the top number in NFL history. His 14,580 yards receiving, 128 touchdowns and 1102 regular season receptions should be well more than enough to gain entry into the Hall. –My 3rd vote would go to Tim Brown (a near lock on this ballot). Brown’s 14,934 yards receiving and 100 TD’s are similar to those of Harrison. But Brown needed 16 seasons to compile those numbers while Harrison needed only 13. My 4th vote would be for Junior Seau (pronounced “Say Ow!!), a truly dominant linebacker for the Chargers, Dolphins and Patriots. –My 5th and final vote would go to an “off-the-wall” candidate. kicker Morten Andersen, the NFL’s All-Time leading scorer who played in more games than any other player in NFL history. The numbers for Jan Stenerud (the ONLY pure placekicker in the HOF) are dwarfed by Andersen’s achievements. –Generally, I DON’T believe kickers belong in the Hall. –But Andersen has set a standard for all who may follow him. If Andersen doesn’t belong in the HOF, then Stenerud doesn’t, either. Right now, I’d say Morten Andersen is the greatest placekicker in NFL history.
    ————–
    Three other nominees nearly got my vote: Charles Haley, Will Shields and Kurt Warner. -DON’T be surprised if Haley and Shields get elected. As for senior candidate Mick Tinglehoff, my lasting memory of him is Manny Fernandez manhandling him in SB VIII just as he manhandled Washington’s center Len Hauss in SB VII. So a big NO for Tinglehoff!

    • stangerx says:

      Can’t argue with any of that. And I know you said who you would vote for rather than who will get in…….but I’m thinking Junior is a lock. A guy like Warner might have to wait a year, even if I think he’ll get in, but Seau has the respect for the tragically passed factor in play. Plus he deserves it anyhow.

  20. stangerx says:

    How Pat’s fans react when things don’t go their way.
    ——————————

    A Massachusetts man faces multiple charges after allegedly shooting cars left in parking spots that had been shoveled of snow, days after two feet of snow blanketed the town.

    “During the course of the investigation the fact came up that he was observed yelling and banging on doors in the neighborhood about vehicles parked out in the street,” said Lt. Ronald Furtado, of the Fall River Police Department

    Furtado said it’s reasonable to believe that Osorio had shoveled the parking spaces that were then occupied.

  21. olddolphan says:

    YOUNG STANGER: In this era when the Super Bowl is overhyped, it is worthwhile to note that Warner holds the record for most yards passing in a Super Bowl (414 Yards, or something like that in the thriller vs. McNair and the Titans which went down to the LAST PLAY!!). Warner’s numbers are well short of Favre and Marino. But when he played, he was truly a great quarterback. TOO BAD a few coaches chose to sit Warner rather than give him a chance—certainly NOT his fault.

  22. manitobafinfan says:

    I think Warner gets in this year, Agree on Seau,..and believe Anderson should go based on OD’s Usual Stellar history.. i cant see Brown AND Harrison getting in this year.. If Lynch is still in the running i lean toward him..

    • manitobafinfan says:

      along with one of Brown or Harrison.. Brown has been on the cusp of getting in for the last three years at least, may be one of his last kicks at it …

  23. Silly Tim says:

    I didn’t mention pickle jars. LOL

  24. professor lou says:

    rgs322 says:

    January 31, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I wouldn’t touch Jordan Phillips with a ten foot poll. At least not in the first couple rounds.

    This is from October 2013:
    Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Phillips would miss the rest of the year as well thanks to a chronic back issue. “It isn’t one specific injury,” Stoops said on Monday. “It’s bothered him for the last couple years and is not improving like they [the doctors] want it to.” Phillips will undergo surgery on his back.

    My #1 red flag on any player is when the word chronic comes up when describing a health issue. …Especially when dealing with backs or knees. Even if he was OK for 2014, it’s just something I would stay away from early in the draft.
    ________________
    Probably a good thing Ireland’s not here anymore then because he’d me locked in on him like a heat seeking missle.

  25. Mike E. says:

    rgs – Good lookin’ out man! I’ve crossed Phillips off the list. I like Danny Shelton anyway, and I would consider Carl Davis later on, in the 3rd or 4th.

  26. stangerx says:

    My wife has her cousin in town and they are going out. Sure I was invited, but you ever been the third male wheel when two BFF females get in the “I’m only listening to you and we love each other so much” zone”? Learned long ago to politely bow out of that. Oh…just thought of a pic that sorta matches the theme.

    • manitobafinfan says:

      LOL The cone of Silence… Classic..Yeah i always bow outta those as well… Mostly her and people she has worked with, and seriously i dont care.. 🙂

      • stangerx says:

        Or in this case the cone of “lets dissect for twenty minutes how mad I am at what my boyfriend said the other night.” She knows the rule……you go out with one of your girlfriends and I am there if her dude comes along. Would be different if I was included in the convos. But somehow she always insists on me saying no in front of her friend if she gets the chance…..even when we’ve already talked about it.

  27. manitobafinfan says:

    I Want us to Get Tougher, on both sides of the ball.. I leave the newbie influx info to you fine folks.. as i know nada about College guys other than what i read here, .. so please keep writing and discussing.. I do think that Lynch will be our “Beast Mode” next year.. 🙂

    • stangerx says:

      Brian — bet you there is someone with a connection to every team saying, “I new Wilson was the real deal” coming into Superbowl week. Try to find an article from someone saying they touted RG3. 🙂

  28. manitobafinfan says:

    Time to fire up BBQ… i love how smells waft for BLOCKS in sub zero weather…

  29. Mike E. says:

    Stanger – loved Get Smart!

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Was a great show…

    • stangerx says:

      I actually wasn’t as thrilled with it back in the day, was a filler thing when there were less channels. But now when I catch it on one of the retro stations I realize how much thought was behind it that was just over my head when I was young. Sorta like Southpark, but more subtle.

  30. olddolphan says:

    MANITOBA; Looks like your Jets are having a decent season, eh?? –10 games over .500 tells me they’ve got a good shot at the playoffs!

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Welcome to the Light Side OD.. Yep we are currently 2 pts ? out of first , and sitting pretty in a Wild Card position.. Need to take care of Dallas later tonight…

  31. Mike E. says:

    Hey Manitoba! Hey OD!

  32. Mike E. says:

    As a kid, the opening to Get Smart entertained me so, when he goes into the phone booth, and then goes down like an elevator, and then proceeds to go through all those sliding doors. I thought that was the coolest!

  33. manitobafinfan says:

    All you NE’ers get dug out yet ??

    • olddolphan says:

      YOU KNOW, when a resident of Manitoba is ripping Northeasterners about snow – – – it’s kinda like a Seattle resident ripping you about too much rain!!

  34. Mike E. says:

    Manitoba – It was never that bad here. Only 8″. Yup, we’re all dug out.

  35. Mike E. says:

    Stanger, that’s not Barbara Feldon. It looks like Jill St. John. Who is it?

    • manitobafinfan says:

      I BELIEVE you are right, and the JSJ was 99 for year one.. Stanger ??

      • stangerx says:

        You guys got me, best looking pic of my image search for “agent 99.” Didn’t even know St. John was in the mix, but might explain why I chose that one.

      • Mike E. says:

        I just checked, it was ALWAYS Barbara Feldon. Not sure what that pic is from. Sure looks like JSJ, who was quite hot!

    • olddolphan says:

      MIKE E; The photo of JSJ could be from the James Bond movie she starred in.–Sure looks like she’s got a firm grip on things!

  36. olddolphan says:

    MANITOBA: I’m planning on wearing my Jets’ hat for good luck during the Super Bowl (that’s the WINNIPEG JETS for you Dolphin fans). –If Seattle beats the CHEATS, me and Mrs. OD will collect $100 on the bet we made Christmas Day at the Mirage in Las Vegas.

    • manitobafinfan says:

      Just One more reason for me to root against the Pats Sir.. I wish you all the luck out there.. I will be swilling beer and tossing inflated insults at my best friend who is a Pats fan..

  37. olddolphan says:

    A FEW final comments; #1 Was Ocala Howie invited yet to this site?? –#2) -Gonna watch a little Duke vs. Virginia basketball. Do you guys know DUKE is ranked 4th nationally yet they are currently SEVENTH in the ACC standings at 4-3 in the conference!! – – And I believe they are about to go 4-4 in the ACC tonight in Charlottesville!! –Talk to you folks tomorrow.

  38. manitobafinfan says:

    Steaks Up !! Have a good one guys .. Go Hawks !!

  39. stangerx says:

    Mike — then it was my bad. She must have been top of some list of hot secret agents, and that she looked better than the ones with Feldon is why I jumped.

    We all have handicaps in life……one of mine is that I have close to zero facial recognition skills. Will see my wife walking towards me and have to wait till she gets close to make certain it is her…….have had some bad situations in the past when I got that wrong from a not so far distance.

    • Mike E. says:

      LOL! No worries man! I have my head filled with all this nonsensical knowledge of countless TV shows, movies, songs etc. It’s taking up too much space in my brain!

      • stangerx says:

        You every shouted out to a woman “HEY BABY” and then have to explain when she gets close that you thought she was your wife? It ain’t pretty.

      • Mike E. says:

        I can see how that can be a major problem. I know MA would be kicking yer ass! 🙂

  40. Mike E. says:

    OD = Ya, JSJ was in Diamonds Are Forever. James Bond is another thing I’ve always been into. Countless hot women have starred in those movies.

  41. Mike E. says:

    Catch you guys later, going to go relax with my significantly better half!

  42. herdfan says:

    These answers are as believable as Brady and Belichick. But it did make me laugh. 🙂

    • stangerx says:

      LOL Herd — hoping to love how this plays out during the offseason. Used to think Feb and March were slow months…….maybe not this year. One or both of them did it unless they find the ball boy to fall on the sword for big bucks. Really hoping they both try to throw the other under the bus as they try to avoid the hit. Man that would be fun.

  43. olddolphan says:

    NEWS FLASH ON ESPN; MY #1 selection for the HOF (see above comments), Mr. Jerome Bettis, has indeed been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. Other names of new electees to come out later tonight. – – WE now return you to DUKE @ VIRGINIA basketball.

  44. CavalierKong says:

    stangerx says:
    January 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    J.J. Watt has bought a place in the middle of nowhere Wisconsin (no offense Randy).

    He explains ….”It’s really minimalistic” and that he purchased the cabin because he wants to focus on training for the 2015 season..

    “The only thing I have to focus on is training and that’s the way I like it. There’s no frills, there’s nothing to distract you up here. It’s just an empty space and a log cabin and snow.”

    ———————
    **********************

    LOL

  45. Brian in NY says:

    Manitoba,

    I’ve been good, thanks. I hope you and your wife have been too. We’ve been gettingsome decent snow here lately, another 8-16 on Monday. I hope you enjoyed the steaks!

  46. professor lou says:

    Well, here we are again. Another SB Sunday with the Fins sitting at home and the fucking Pats in the big game. Hickey’s got to get the job done this year so we can start competing for the division. It’s time this franchise takes its place back atop the division like it should be. The Fins need to begin their run as the perennial division champion with the Pats and everyone else looking at our assholes. lol

  47. jetsssuck says:

    Here’s to Russell Wilson having a better day than

  48. BailBondMike says:

    Hello out there….

  49. sixthree0ne says:

    I don’t know what was worse, having to watch two cheaters play in the SB, listening to the cheaters complain about being interrogated about cheating and act like they’re saints, or the halftime show. I’m torn. The whole SB was a waste.

  50. sixthree0ne says:

    I couldn’t have been more wrong about Johnny Football. Hope he gets his act in order. It’s not too late.

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/12267487/johnny-manziel-cleveland-browns-entering-rehab-improve-himself

  51. Silly Tim says:

    Heading to Savannah this afternoon and then Charleston tomorrow overnight. Having a nice chill time, great food.

    Oh yeah, SEA fucked up. Should have stuck with Lynch to victory. Fuck the Pats!!!!!

  52. steveccnv says:

    My two cents, sure Seattle Fd up, but I don’t think they should’ve gone with Lynch, just a safer one yard pass. To sum up the final play, the Seahawks WR committed offensive PI, blocking (pick) while the ball was still in the air, the pat defender who got the Int went through the Seahawk WR that should’ve been PI. So the game between the two most cheating teams in NFL history was decided on a play where both teams cheated, and the cheating refs stood by and just let it play out.

    It should’ve been offsetting down over.

    pats sure got their normal couple of calls when trailing late, the first was the hit out of bounds, terrible call, the non PI where the pats defender on purpose hit the WRs leg tripping him (Seahawks led by 10 in the 4th at the time), then the final Seahawks offensive play of the game.

    • stangerx says:

      Completely agree…..but you are on an old post.
      Go to FU Ground Hog Day link in the upper right.
      Think the tech folks are still getting the kinks out.

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