Danny Shelton Drafted By The Cleveland Browns At No. 12


Danny Football anyone? The Cleveland Browns have drafted Danny Shelton with the 12th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Cleveland continues to try to rebuild their defense under hard-nosed head coach, Mike Pettine. They started well last season before losing their final five games, in part due to the 32nd ranked rushing defense in the league. Danny Shelton can fix that.

At 6’2″, 340 pounds Shelton was among the most dominating defensive players in college football in 2014, if not THE MOST dominating. He was a first team All-American in 2014 for the Dawgs after amassing 93 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss and nine sacks. With his size and strength, he tossed college O-linemen around like a rag-doll. We’ll see if he can do the same thing in the NFL.

As mentioned, the Browns are in desperate need of a player like Shelton. Among their best defensive players over the past few seasons has been Ahtyba Rubin, who recently signed with the Seahawks. Shelton will slide into the nose tackle spot currently occupied by Phil Taylor, another first-round pick of the Browns back in 2011.

After watching him for four years at the University of Washington, I hope for the best for this fantastic player, and fantastic person. He was a star on the field and in the classroom, being an All-American in both categories, the only player in college football to do so.

Congrats, Cleveland. You got a good one. And congrats to Danny Shelton on having your life-long dreams realized. Go get ’em.

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