Duke Shelley

CB, Kansas State

  • Conf Big 12
  • Jersey #8
  • Class Senior
  • HT 5'9''
  • DOB N/A
  • WT 180 lbs


    PROSSmooth change of direction allows him to match receivers vertically. Stays square to the line of scrimmage and with proper leverage until necessary. Stick man coverage skills vertically. Proper technique. Reacts well in zone coverage, and has the ball skills to compete at the catchpoint and be physical playing the pocket. Gets around around quickly. Click and close ability. Active in run support, plays downhill with some decent physicality. Lowers his shoulder and does a good job maintaining the edge.

    CONS:  Undersized. Can occasionally get himself off balance while trying to keep active feet near the line of scrimmage. Does a poor job of wrapping ball carriers despite solid effort, can miss tackles in space. Though he is swift footed, can get himself beat inside with slower reaction to subtle moves by the receiver. Played primarily on one side of the field.