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NFL Draft 2018: Wisconsin DL Conor Sheehy Scouting Report

The dirty work specialist on the defensive line for Wisconsin will look to find an NFL home.

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The casual fan may have never heard of Conor Sheehy, and the former Wisconsin defensive lineman would likely have no issue with that. An extremely under-appreciated member of the Badgers’ defense, the in-state product went about his business without much in the way of fanfare or pomp and circumstance.

Sheehy went on to become one of the most valuable members of Wisconsin’s exceptional defense over the past few seasons. He won’t wow you athletically and almost nothing about him is flashy, but he simply does his job and does it well. There is certainly a place for those types of players in the NFL.

Conor Sheehy Measurables

Height Weight Arm Length Hand Size 40-Yard Dash Bench Press Vertical Jump Broad Jump 20-Yard Shuttle 3-Cone Drill 60-Yard Shuttle
Height Weight Arm Length Hand Size 40-Yard Dash Bench Press Vertical Jump Broad Jump 20-Yard Shuttle 3-Cone Drill 60-Yard Shuttle
6'4 293 pounds N/A N/A 5.13 seconds 21 reps 32" 108" 4.25 seconds 7.31 seconds N/A

Height and weight taken from UWBadgers.com; all other statistics from Wisconsin Pro Day (courtesy of UW)

Strengths: Experienced player, three-year starter. Stout against the run, plays with good leverage and keeps gap integrity in run fits. Solidly built player. Understands how to read and react to different blocking schemes.

Weaknesses: Is essentially a run-only defender. Offers little in pass rush. Maxed out frame. Average at best athleticism, struggles in space as the read player in zone read. Lacks a pass rush plan.

Summary: Conor Sheehy is a Wisconsin lineman through and through. A good sized defensive lineman, He is likely relegated to run-downs only due to non-contributions as a pass rusher. Wasn’t asked to watch the ball often, rather read the offensive lineman. Lacks explosion as an athlete that limits his upside. Think Mitch Unrein, formerly of Denver and Chicago.

Projection: Undrafted Free Agent