Sheldon Day

Notre Dame
DT #91
Senior 6’0″ 293

  • 3 Year Starter
  • Undersized DT prospect, limited to playing the 3T in a 4-3.
  • Doesn’t have the length to play 5T in a 3-4.
  • Very aggressive and skilful hands that help him win at the LOS.
  • Quick first step and usually the first off the snap shooting gaps before OGs have a chance to move.
  • Non-stop Motor.
  • Doesn’t possess the strength to overpower double teams.
  • Nice array of pass rush moves, and does a good job countering when initially stopped.
  • Not a solid run stopper.
  • Has the athleticism to move down the LOS and shed single blocks.
  • Was asked to drop into coverage in college and faired pretty well.

Day is an intriguing prospect who lined up at DT and DE for Notre Dame.
Unfortunately he won’t be lining up at DE in the NFL, he is strictly a 3T at the next level due to his size and lack of length.
Most teams will not even have him on their board as he isn’t scheme versatile but one team may find that they end up with a steal.
To start Day will only see the field on definite passing downs and get to refine his craft with limited snaps. Fortunately for him the one thing that Day does well is rushing the passer and not having to worry about the run, with active hands and speed he could end up having a decent career providing he goes to the right team.
Day will be playing in this year’s Senior Bowl and has so far impressed in bag drills and 1 on 1s under the tutelage of Cowboys DC Rod Marinelli.
We are seeing undersized DT getting drafted and having success from day one, players like Aaron Donald, Geno Atkins and Mike Daniels were all labelled with the dreaded ‘undersized tag’, so there is hope for Day come Draft Day.

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