Prospect Profile: Eric Shelton

Eric Shelton School: Louisville
Ht: 6-1.5 Wt: 246 40: 4.57 Year: 4Jr

Bio: Led the team in rushing as a junior posting 146/938/20 while adding six receptions. Second team all-conference choice last year. Sophomore totals included 166/790/10. Began his college career at Florida State.

Positives: Punishing interior ball carrier who can handle a heavy work load. Possesses great power, can be his own blocker and breaks several tackles during a single run. Also displays good running vision. Fluid ball handler who looks like he's gliding on the field. Looks like a runaway locomotive on the open field.

Negatives: Lacks overall quickness and does not possess a burst through the hole. Marginal skills as a pass catcher. Occasionally lined up at fullback yet does not attack blocking assignments.

Analysis: A big, brutish ball carrier, Shelton has the natural skills to be a feature running back at the next level. Could pick up the intensity in several different areas, yet possesses good running back intangibles.

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