AFC North Draft Picks: Browns Pick Danny Shelton


Looks like the Cleveland Browns actually made a solid pick with their first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft when they selected Danny Shelton NT out of Washington with the 12th overall pick in the draft.

Shelton had a draft grade of 6.43 per NFL draft profiles, ran a 5.64 40-yard dash and had a 30.5 vertical jump. He also had 34 reps on the bench press.

Shelton earned first-team Academic All-American for the Huskies and let the nation in fumble recoveries with five and 16 tackles for a loss in 2014. He’s most compared to Vince Wilfork with his stature and his ability to play leverage. He takes up a massive amount of space and can definitely handle being double-teamed.

His weaknesses are his inconsistencies at getting a push off of the snap and has trouble against dominant and talented centers.

The Browns also have the 19th overall pick in the draft, which they acquired last year from Buffalo when the Bills traded up to grab Sammy Watkins. So the Browns aren’t done in the first round just yet.

Should be interesting as a Steelers fan to watch the battles between Shelton and Maurkice Pouncey on the horizon. Something tells me that matchup is going to be something to look forward to for years to come.

Danny Shelton also made his presence known in the draft by being the first player to not only give Roger Goodell a big bear hug, but lifted him off of the stage with the embrace.

Also, let’s take a moment to appreciate the fact that the Browns didn’t take yet another quarterback in the draft. Just yet anyway. There is still another pick on the horizon.

What do you think, Steeler Nation? Do you think Danny Shelton on the Browns’ defensive line will pose problems for the Steelers going forward?

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