Brady Sheldon NFL Draft
School: Ferris State
College Experience: Senior
Height/Weight: 6’5″ / 220
All-Star Invite: N/A
40 YARD DASH TIME :: 4.49
225 BENCH REPS :: 15
VERTICAL LENGTH :: 37
BROAD JUMP :: 10’05”
SHUTTLE :: 4.28
FSU: Key Member of FSU squad that won a second-straight GLIAC Championship and reached the NCAA Division II Playoffs in 2015 … Played in all 12 games as one of squad’s top linebackers … Totaled 43 tackles with 21 solo stops … Also had seven tackles for loss … Intercepted a pass for a pick six in the NCAA Division II Playoffs on a 51-yard scoring return … Broke up 12 passes on the season … Did not play in 2014 … Saw action in two games during the 2013 season … Netted 13 tackles, including a tackle for loss … Played in five games as a reserve and on special teams during the 2012 campaign … Registered one solo tackle for the season against Northern Michigan … Redshirted during the 2011 campaign . . . Multi-sport standout on the prep level …. Also played basketball and ran track for Novi High School …. Named to the All-Oakland County Team as a prep senior …. Was an all-conference honoree ….. Mulit-year starter.
Originally arriving at Ferris State Sheldon was looked at as a safety due to his size and ability. He kept growing over the course of his career and made the logical move to linebacker.
Good football IQ and played under five different defense coordinators at Ferris State. His techniques had to change and adapt with each different philosophy that came with the changing of the guard defensively.
Preferably, he excels in the 4-3 defensive scheme. It should be noted he played in a 4-2-5 “Freeze Read” defense in his final year at Ferris State. NFL Scouts may see the slight pause before he could show his typical initial instinct compared to junior tape. That was the defensive style requested by the staff which coincided with Sheldon being forced to pause before reacting.
Gifted athletically, Sheldon has developed into a real rounded safety/linebacker hybrid type defensive prospect leading up to this years NFL Draft. He possesses a great size/speed ratio along with length. Sheldon does a good job closing on the ball and can deliver a hit. Good in space and has the speed get to the edges. His athleticism will simply be too much to ignore so look for Sheldon as a late-round prospect with some upside.
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