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Is Shea McClellin a Speed Demon?


Dont get it twisted. Shea is definitely a Speed Demon at his position. Yes he has a great motor comparable to some great names in this game. His mental attributes are off the charts. He has been called undersized, but his size is perfect the Chicago Bears scheme. His versatility creates so many possiblities on how he can be used. This kid finds the ball real well,and when he does he makes a play. He reads pressure well and is good at closing the gap. This kid knows how to work his pad level and his ability to bend makes him a formidable matchup. Shea is very instinctive and knows how to play with good leverage. Then his hand play is something out of an MMA fight. Alot of those things are easy to coach up in practice and even after doing thousands of reps its still hard to bring those abilities out in a game. They use to say practice makes perfect. Then i think they upgraded that statement to perfect practice makes perfect. Sounds like Shea might be the perfect example of what to practice.

Yes, during Emery's interview of Shea he spoke of him being a technician at the defensive end position and gave him high praise for his football instincts. But at the end of the day Shea McClellin is still a Speed Demon. No matter how instinctive Shea was if he was slow as dirt he wouldnt be a Bear. A good tell to see if you have some pass rush speed is the 10 yd split. Which is basically the distance you will have to run to get to the quarterback. Shea put some beautiful combine numbers. As Emery said this class was deep in talent at the defensive ends. So their may end up being a couple good ones. But there will only be one Shea McClellin.

When you wonder why Emery picked Shea over other defensive ends just look at this combine numbers. And if you say to yourself these two guys don’t look that much different then think about every other Shea McClellin attribute I spoke of at the top of this paragraph. I think Shea McClellin is a steal of the draft. Yes i said it, a steal. Yes at pick 19. Im glad Shea didnt always have his hand in the dirt at Boise, if so he wouldve been a Top 10 Pick.

Shea's shuttle time compared to some Speedsters at their position:

Name

40yd

Shuttle

Johnathan Vilma

4.61

4.20

Devin Hester

4.35

4.20

Jamal Charles

4.38

4.22

Eric Berry

4.40

4.23

Steve Smith

4.41

4.25

Mike wallce

4.28

4.27

Shea McClellin

4.63

4.33

Lawrence Timmons

4.63

4.34

Jacoby Ford

4.22

4.44

Kamerion Wimbley

4.61

4.48

Aaron Curry

4.52

4.51

Shea's 3 cone time compared to some Speedsters at their position:

Name

40yd

3cone

Mike Wallace

4.28

6.90

Vernon Davis

4.38

7.00

Jacoby Ford

4.22

7.00

Shea McClellin

4.63

7.07

Aaron Curry

4.52

7.15

Demarco Murray

4.37

7.28

Steve Smith

4.41

7.44

Shea's size compared to his peers:

Name

height

Weight

Bruce Irvin

6’3

245

Kamerrion Wimbley

6’4

248

John Abraham

6’4

252

Cliff Avril

6’3

253

Andre Branch

6’4

259

Jeremy Mincey

6’4

259

Shea McClellin

6’3

260

Chandler Jones

6’4

261

Alden Smith

6’4

263

Justin Tuck

6’5

265

Jared Allen

6’6

265

Whitney Mercilus

6’5

266

Ryan Kerrigan

6’4

267

Justin Smith

6’4

267

Jason Pierre-Paul

6’5

270

Kyle Vanden Bosch

6’4

270

Nick Perry

6’3

271

Chris Long

6’3

272

Will Smith

6’3

275

Osi Umenyiora

6’3

279

Quinton Coples

6’6

284

Shea's 10 yd split compared to some Speedsters at their position:

Name

40yd

10yd split

Adrian Peterson

4.40

1.53

Patrick Willis

4.37

1.53

DeAngelo Hall

4.34

1.53

Devin Hester

4.35

1.54

Eric Berry

4.40

1.54

Darren Sproles

4.47

1.55

Lawrence Timmons

4.63

1.56

Victor Cruz

4.47

1.56

Shea McClellin

4.63

1.57

Von Miller

4.42

1.57

Brian Cushing

4.69

1.58

Clay Mathews

4.58

1.58

Jon Beason

4.72

1.60

Demarcus Ware

4.53

1.62

Brian Urlacher

4.59

1.62

Elvis Dumervil

4.75

1.68

Shea's combine numbers compared to his peers:

Name

height

weight

10yd split

40yd

shuttle

3cone

Chris Long

6’3

272

1.53

4.75

4.21

7.02

Cliff Avril

6’3

253

1.50

4.51

4.51

6.90

Shea McClellin

6’3

260

1.57

4.63

4.33

7.07

Kamerrion Wimbley

6-4

248

1.60

4.61

4.48

6.98

Mario Williams

6’3

295

1.60

4.70

4.37

7.21

Ryan Kerrigan

6’4

267

1.61

4.67

4.39

7.18

Mark Anderson

6’4

254

1.64

4.62

4.24

6.96

Jason Pierre-Paul

6’5

270

1.65

4.71

4.67

7.18

Aldon Smith

6’4

263

1.66

4.74

4.50

7.19

Jared Allen

6’6

265

1.68

4.72

4.34

7.11

Jeremy Mincey

6’4

259

1.70

4.76

4.75

7.01

Kyle Vanden Bosch

6’4

270

1.71

4.76

4.08

6.82

Daquan Bowers

6’3

280

1.76

4.92

4.57

6.98

Dwight Freeney

6’1

266

4.48

Will Smith

6’3

275

4.60

Justin Smith

6’4

267

4.64

Robert Mathis

6’2

235

4.67

Osi Umenyiora

6’3

279

4.78

Shea's combine numbers compared to the rest of his defensive end draft class:

Name

height

weight

10yd

40yd

shuttle

3cone

Bruce Irvin

6’3

245

1.55

4.50

4.03

6.70

Andre Branch

6’4

259

1.56

4.70

4.25

7.19

Whitney Mercilus

6.’5

266

1.56

4.87

4.38

7.07

Shea McClellin

6’3

260

1.57

4.63

4.33

7.07

Nick Perry

6’3

271

1.57

4.64

4.66

7.25

Chandler Jones

6’4

271

1.63

4.68

4.47

7.17

Quinton Coples

6’6

284

1.63

4.78

4.78

7.57

Melvin Ingram

6’1

264

1.72

4.79

4.18

6.83

<em>This FanPost was written by a Windy City Gridiron member, and does not necessarily reflect the ideas or opinions of its staff or community.</em>

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