Found June 02, 2012 on Midway Illustrated:
Certainly the NFL draft hangover has worn off and we're now moving into OTAs and getting into the preparation for training camp.  The start of veteran mini camp is just over two weeks now so the focus is turning towards the players who are around from the team last year. Certainly we shouldn't lose focus on a few of the rookies, but I wanted to give my take on Shea McClellin and analyze some of the things on tape that I like and some of the things I don't like. McClellin is not an easy prospect to analyze as a down 4-3 DE because he was utilized all over the field but I'll toss in some of the stuff I saw from  him that will even translate over to his working to be a starter at DE. Strengths: Let's start with some of the things we can pick up on tape that are McClellin's strengths.  Surprisingly the thing that jumps out at me the most on tape is McClellin's hand usage, specifically his ability to stack and shed blockers.  He seems to win the hand bat...

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