The New England Patriots continue to formulate their 2018 roster and have bolstered their defensive line by acquiring DT Danny Shelton from the Cleveland Browns:
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2018
You may or may not remember, Shelton is the player that came up to the stage on draft day after being drafted by the browns and picked up Roger Goodell. If only he had body slammed him:
I still wish Danny Shelton would've body slammed Goodell here. pic.twitter.com/o4Z6mYSc0r
— #DutchDestroyer (@_Philly_Talk) April 28, 2017
Shelton is a former 1st round pick (2015) from Washington. In 3 seasons with the Browns, the 6’2″, 339 lb Shelton has amassed 129 total tackles and 1.5 sacks.
Here’s his draft profile from 2015 via NFL.com: Bends well for a big man and has ability to play with leverage. Space-eater who is able to maintain good positioning against double teams. Consistently gets his hands inside offensive linemen first. Controls, sees it and sheds to make tackles. Surprising ability to swat cut blocks and chase stretch plays laterally. Played a high percentage of Washington’s defensive snaps. Has the strength and athleticism to dominate in the running game. In Lehman’s terms, he’s a Belichick type interior lineman, and I love this move. The Patriots also received a 2018 pick in exchange for a 2019 mid round draft pick.
I’d like to be the first to welcome Danny to Foxboro and congratulate him on his first Pro Bowl selection. The guy looks like he tackles bear for sport, beast. Way to go kid!