2015 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions Top 5 Defensive Tackle Prospects

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Oct 25, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies defensive lineman Danny Shelton (55) makes a tackle against the Arizona State Sun Devils during the first quarter at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

2. Danny Shelton – Washington

Height: 6-foot-2  / Weight: 339 / Projected 40 Time: 5.29 / Projected Draft Round: 1-2

Danny Shelton is one of the nations best defensive tackles. He was also the nations sack leader in 2014 with nine, but his talents don’t stop at pass-rushing. Shelton has established himself as a great run stopper too. In 2014 he totaled a whopping 88 tackles, 16.5 tackles for a loss, and two fumble recoveries.

In 2013 Shelton turned in 59 tackles, three and a half tackles for a loss, and two sacks. He also had a stellar performance in Washington’s bowl game racking up seven tackles and making his way into the backfield multiple times.

Via Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN:

"“Danny Shelton from Washington is a nose, but could play in pretty much any scheme,” Kiper said. “But 3-4 teams are going to look heavily at him.”"

Some people feel that Shelton is best suited to play nose tackle, but in my opinion he would do fine in either the 3-4 or 4-3. I also believe that even though he just might be the best choice for Detroit. His run-stopping abilities along with his great pass rushing talents may resemble that of a future former Detroit Lion.

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