Why LSU DT Tyler Shelvin is a big-time fit on the Carolina Panthers

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Tyler Shelvin scouting report

Although Tyler Shelvin opted out of the 2020 campaign due to COVID-19 health concerns, the player has been keeping himself relatively fit and looked to be moving with some fluidity during LSU’s pro day, where he weighed in at 350 pounds. He took the decision due to a number of family members catching the virus at what was a very uncertain time, with the safety of his grandmother taking priority over anything else.

Few could criticize Shelvin or anybody else for the matter when it came to putting family over football. But it was nice to see the prospect had been working on conditioning away from the gridiron over the last year.

The last time Shelvin saw the field in a competitive setting was during the Tigers’ memorable national championship triumph in 2019, which he played a significant role in thanks to his commanding ability in stopping the run.

This is an area where Shelvin excels, to put it mildly. It’s not hard to know what you’re getting with the defensive tackle, who is a huge body that is incredibly difficult to move off the block and also boasts supreme power to prevent any running lanes on the interior.

His prowess coping with double teams is another standout feature of his game, with Shelvin also possessing an outstanding technique and a work ethic on the field that is second to none.

Whether his pass-rushing – or lack thereof – is going to bring complications at the next level remains to be seen. But the Carolina Panthers wouldn’t need that much from him considering what they’ve currently got on the roster.