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Derrick Shelby

Derrick Shelby - #90 - DE

Height: 6-2 7/8
Weight: 266
Speed: 4.93
Arm: 33 1/2
Hand: 9 5/8
Wingspan: 80
Birthdate: 02/07/1989
Hometown: Houston, TX
Grade: 4.90

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/23/2012 Utah Pro Day 6-3 255 9 1/4 33 1/4 76 4.86 4.54 12.01
02/29/2012 Combine 6-2 7/8 266 9 5/8 33 1/2 80 4.91 26 9'8" 35 1/2 4.52 7.09
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-2 3/4 264 8 7/8 34 80 1/8 4.90

 

Notes:

red twice in track as a Texas prep. Redshirted in 2007. Started 10 of the 12 games in which he played in ’08, recording 31 tackles, 3 1⁄2 tackles for loss and one sack with two passes batted down and a forced fumble. Made nine starts as an undersized nose tackle before moving to his natural left end position for the Sugar Bowl. Started the first 10 games of the ’09 season at left end, before suffering a season-ending torn ACL against TCU. Posted 44-8-3 with one forced fumble. Saw action in 12 contests in ’10 as he rehabbed his knee injury, starting the final seven games of the campaign at left end, and posted 39-6 1⁄2-2 with three passes batted down and three forced fumbles. Missed the New Mexico game with an ankle injury. In ’11, started all 13 games at right end and logged 55-10-5 with seven batted passes and one interception. Scored a pair of touchdowns — recovered a fumble in the endzone against Brigham Young and returned his first career interception 21 yards for a score.

Positives:

Sizable wing span. Athletic — exhibited some explosion and agility at the Combine, posting a 351⁄2-inch vertical leap and a 7.09-second 3-cone drill. Has strength, knee bend and lateral agility to stack blocks, disengage and grab ballcarriers. Shows ability to play behind the line of scrimmage. Good balance and short-area quickness. Has played end, tackle, both the left and right side and also has rushed from a two-point stance. Four-year starter.

Negatives:

Average weight-room strength, initial quickness and foot speed. Inconsistent eyes and instincts. Lets his pads rise and gets knocked around. Can do a better job protecting his legs. Shows lower-body stiffness when required to break down, redirect or play in reverse. Not a creative pass rusher. Loafs on the back side. Talks too much.

Summary:

Solidly built, experienced, loping mover with length and surprising athletic ability, though his pass-rush skills are average. Could compete for a reserve job as a 4-3 left end.


Derrick Shelby's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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