Miami Dolphins Draft Prospect: Danny Shelton Combine
By Eric Roddy
The Miami Dolphins would be foolish not to take Washington DT Danny Shelton with the 14th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. That is, if the big guy is still on the board when the Miami Dolphins pick.
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The ‘Fins may have gotten a little help from Shelton’s so-so combine, where the big fellow looked pretty average. He clocked a 5.63 for the 40 yard dash, which is not surprising given the big fellow’s physique. His vertical was 30.5 inches, broad jump was 95 inches, 7.99 seconds on the 3 cone drill, and 4.65 seconds on the 20 yard shuttle. All were middle to lower results compared to his peers. However, the one area where Shelton dominated was benching. The monster of a man proved his strength with a whopping 34 reps, which separated him as a top performer.
Bear Goggles On
Shelton’s combine really was not that bad. If anything, it proved that Shelton was not the fastest linemen out there, which everybody already knew coming in. No, he isn’t the same DL as a Malcolm Brown or Vic Beasley, but Shelton is way stronger and still just as athletic for his size.
My guess is Shelton will not be on the board when the Dolphins draft at 14. He is simply too good and too pro ready to not go top 10. However, his “average” combine results may alter a few teams’ perspectives on the big guy, giving Miami a better shot of calling his name at number 14.