I – Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles are fresh off a Super Bowl victory, and are limited in draft picks. Still, they have a solid roster with few glaring needs. And they have already pulled the most Washington players in the 2017 NFL Draft by selecting both cornerback Sidney Jones IV and defensive tackle Elijah Qualls. And with the solid reputation both players have, they would not hesitate to go back for offensive line depth. But the Philadelphia Eagles are set at offensive line, right?
And I thought the exact same thing all season long. Coleman Shelton flourishes when pulling to lead running plays. On the Eagles roster, he becomes a solid backup for Kelce.
Kelce/Shelton have similar characteristics
Shelton is listed at 6-foot-3 and 295 pounds on the NFL.com scouting report. Kelce plays at 6-foot-3 and 295 pounds. Kelce is known for his beard. Coleman Shelton is growing a beard. And Jason Kelce has made the trip to the NFL Pro Bowl twice in his seven NFL seasons. And Kelce himself was a 6th round selection for the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2011 NFL Draft.
To say that Shelton could follow in Kelce’s footsteps is a pretty solid and logical conclusion. Kelce was coached by offensive line coach Howard Mudd. Now, he is coached by Jeff Stoutland, and his play has been exceptional. While you likely will not catch Coleman Shelton in a turban anytime soon, you can bet he would be a good apprentice to Kelce’s style of play. And finding a center who is so adept at run blocking like Kelce is simply not something that happens in any NFL Draft. If Coleman Shelton falls to Philadelphia on day three, look out.