Posts Tagged ‘Nose Tackles’

2015 NFL Draft Prospect to Watch: Danny Shelton, DT, Washington

Friday, October 10th, 2014
Danny Shelton has emerged as a prospect to watch for the 2015 draft with a highly productive start to his senior season. (Photo: Joe Nicholson — USA Today Sports)

Danny Shelton has emerged as a prospect to watch for the 2015 draft with a highly productive start to his senior season. (Photo: Joe Nicholson — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Brian Krosky

Entering the seventh week of the college football, Washington defensive tackle Danny Shelton is tied for third in the nation with seven sacks and third outright with 10 tackles for loss.

Those numbers are typically reserved for edge defenders, not nose tackles listed at 6’2″ and 339 pounds.

Playing a position at which he is responsible for two gaps and consistently sees double teams, his production is incredibly valuable.

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2014 NFL Draft Prospect to Watch: Tennessee DT Daniel McCullers

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

BBD Staff Writer: Joe Marino

There was quite the buzz about defensive tackle Daniel McCullers when he signed with the University of Tennessee after playing junior college football at Georgia Military College. It’s been rumored that McCullers is one of the largest men to ever wear a Volunteer uniform. He’s known to have weighed as much as 400 pounds, but is listed anywhere between 360 and 380 pounds while standing 6’8″, according to Tennessee’s official website.

McCullers finished his first year at Tennessee with 39 tackles, 5.5 for loss and one sack. Those are solid numbers for a guy who is asked to occupy blockers and allow linebackers to run and make plays. The 2013 season will be pivotal in figuring out if McCullers is worthy of a first-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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