BIO: Led the team in rushing as a junior posting 146/938/20 while adding six receptions. Second team All-Conference choice last year. Sophomore totals included 166/790/10. Began his college career at Florida State.
POSITIVES: Punishing interior ballcarrier who can handle a heavy work load. Possesses great power, can be his own blocker and breaks several tackles during a single run. Picks up plenty of yardage off initial contact and aggressively puts his shoulders into opponents, falling forward when tackled. Also displays good running vision, waiting for blocks to develop and will pick his spots. Fluid ball handler who looks like he's gliding on the field. Consistently breaks long runs from the line of scrimmage. Looks like a runaway locomotive on the open field.
NEGATIVES: Lacks overall quickness and does not possess a burst through the hole. Marginal skills as a pass catcher. Occasionally lined up at fullback yet does not attack blocking assignments.
ANALYSIS: A big, brutish ballcarrier, Shelton has the natural skills to be a feature running back at the next level. Could pick up the intensity in several different areas, yet possesses good running-back intangibles and will be productive in the NFL if gives effort on a daily basis.