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Grading System
SCOTT SHANLE
Position: OLB
Class: Sr
School: Nebraska
Conference: Big 12
Ht., Wt.: 6'2, 245
40 Time: 4.69
Grade: 3.39

Selected by St. Louis Rams
Round 7, pick 37 (251 overall)
BIO: Two time All-Conference award winner who moved into the starting lineup as a red-shirt sophomore. Compiled 71 tackles, five tackles for loss and two sacks as a senior, also breaking up one pass. Junior totals were 56-8-3 with eight pass defenses after 55-4-1 the prior year when he came away with his only interception.

POSITIVES: Heady linebacker best in the box. Plays assignment football, looks to get involved in the action and displays adequate sideline-to-sideline range. Quick reading or anticipating the action, above average speed and flows to the ball carrier.

NEGATIVES: Game lacks quickness or explosion, hesitant to react on occasion and not effective in coverage.

ANALYSIS: Better making plays up the field then in reverse but has weak side linebacker size and must greatly improve his pass cover skills to have a shot at the next level.

PROJECTION: Mid Seventh Round

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