Jabaal Sheard Scouting Report
Jabaal Sheard
Jabaal Sheard - Pittsburgh (HT: 6-2⅞ - WT: 264)
Combine 40: 4.69 - Position Rank: 9 of 55

Positives: Good pass rusher... Good first step... Good bend... Gets good pressure on the pocket... Good flexibility and body control... Good technique... Can stay low... Nice arsenal of moves... Will affect passing lanes when he cannot reach the quarterback... Closes on the quarterback well... Average run stopper... Good lateral movement... Locates the ball quickly... Relentless... Decent motor... Good football IQ... Has not missed a game in three seasons... Three-year starter with very consistent production... Had previously been overshadowed by Greg Romeus but made a name for himself in 2010... Ideal fit with his size and speed, including 1.59 10-yard split at the combine, as a 3-4 outside linebacker... Selected All-Big East first team for the 2010 season and named Defensive Player of the year... Awarded a bravery medal for helping an older woman escape from burning home while in high school.

Negatives: Undersized defensive end... Can be run at... Does not get off blocks especially quick... Not real strong... Loses ground at point of attack... Can appear tentative as a pass rusher... Will play too upright at times... Will have games where he does not have an impact in the run game... Will sometimes give up in pursuit of running plays... Will miss some tackles... Little experience dropping into coverage... Did not play in BBVA Compass Bowl vs. Kentucky following elbow surgery... Was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct after throwing a man through a glass door during a street fight prior to the 2010 season.

  142 82 60 35½ 19½ 5 0 0 0
2007 Pittsburgh   3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 Pittsburgh   45 25 20 10½ 1 0 0 0
2009 Pittsburgh   42 21 21 10½ 5 0 0 0 0
2010 Pittsburgh   52 34 18 14½ 9 4 0 0 0

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