Originally Posted by Corrosion
I think they are much the same player at this point , both can clog the middle.
One of the reasons I take Shelton over Carrerthers is the difference in age , one being a 21 year old Jr , the other being a 23 year old Sr with a redshirt year. I think Shelton has greater potential for improvement ....
Shelton has been significantly more active against the run too .... and that's a need for this defense , stopping the run.
As long as he collapses the pocket from the middle rather than getting stonewalled and allowing the tackles to push outside rushers around the outside , he's doing his job. When the pocket collapses up front the tackles cant simply route defenders out the back door and the QB cant simply step up or sidestep pressure. This helps the outside guy's get home.
I don't think I'd complain about getting either of them , Shelton in the 3rd or Carrerthers in the 4th. Hell , both may improve their draft position between now and then.
Give me Nix over both of them,
But I like Carrethers in the 3rd. He seems to have more explosion.