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Name  Jabaal Sheard
Born  5/10/1989
Height  6-2
Weight  255
College  Pittsburgh
2010 Big East Defensive Player of the Year...2010 First Team All-Big East...AFCA All-American...Tallied 52 total tackles, 14.5 TFLs and nine sacks in 2010...Recorded 42 stops, including 10.5 TFL, five sacks, three pass breakups and 12 QB hurries in 2009...High-motor and relentless bull pass rusher...Creates advantage through leverage, getting under blocker's pads and pushing them into the backfield...Adept at getting hands into passing lanes if path to quarterback is impeded...Does not fully take advantage of speed advantage against slower linemen...Must develop more versatile pass rushing skill set...Slightly undersized in run situations, but compensates with good form and leverage...Plays bigger than listed...Attacks line hard in short-yardage situations...Keeps containment on plays run to his side...Lacks flexibility in hips which translates to difficulty changing direction on the fly and in the open field...Chases ball carriers downfield when they break through initial line of defense...Team captain and established leader, but there is some quaestion about his character stemming from a 2010 assault charge.

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