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Don't see how Shanahan is listed as a TE.  He was used exclusively as a WR at Pitt.

 

Typical kind of move for an UDFA. 

 

 

If Shanahan does get that NFL call this weekend, his next action on the football field will probably come at a new position.

 

As NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt wrote in a blog after Pitt's March 6 pro day, when Shanahan posted 40-yard dash times of 4.81 and 4.84 seconds, Shanahan's best NFL chance likely comes at tight end instead of his usual position of wide receiver. Shanahan's agent, Bill Parise, said most NFL teams are looking at him as a tight end.

 

The news wasn't unexpected for Shanahan.

 

“I think I had a chance to be an H-back type of tight end and be able to still run routes and do a lot of catching more than blocking,” Shanahan said. “I think that's what my niche would be, but I'd still be willing to get in there and block.”

 

“I think (tight end is) where the direction's headed, and I kind of sensed that.”

 

In preparation for the position switch, Shanahan put on between 10 and 12 pounds to get above 240. He has the potential to add more or to shed the weight he's already gained if a team does want to try him as a receiver.

“We're letting teams make the decision,” Parise said. “We're not forcing them into a decision by putting on 25 pounds or something like that.”

 

Between the end of Pitt's season in January and its pro day, Shanahan worked out in Buffalo with former Pitt strength coach Buddy Morris. Since returning, he's worked out in Bridgeville, focusing on strength and conditioning as well as football drills such as route-running and pass-catching.

 

He's also working on his blocking, which he said would be his biggest adjustment as a tight end.

 

“I definitely still need to work on (blocking bigger players),” Shanahan said. “It's different than trying to block corners and safeties, but I think I have the tools to be able to be pretty good at it.”

 

Shanahan played in the Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game in January in Tucson, Ariz. Parise said 11 NFL teams spoke to Shanahan during the week leading up to the game, and the interest hasn't waned since. The New England Patriots' tight end coach came to Pittsburgh to put Shanahan through an individual workout, and Parise said several teams told him Shanahan was a “draftable player.”

 

“He's prototypical of today's tight ends,” Parise said. “It wasn't so long ago that tight ends were a small tackle that blocked and caught two passes a year. Now they're big wide receivers that are running great pass routes and catching 60 to 70 passes a year. Certainly Mike fits that role.

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Edited by #27TheDominator

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In my opinion, we missed out on one of the best LBs in the draft, in my opinion.

 

Jordan Campbell from NMHU will really turn some heads in the NFL.

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In my opinion, we missed out on one of the best LBs in the draft, in my opinion.

Jordan Campbell from NMHU will really turn some heads in the NFL.

What kind of intangibles we talking.about?

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What kind of intangibles we talking.about?

LOL. Actually, his intangibles DO separate him from most. His hustle and leadership are amazing. He also (seems) to have the overwhelming work ethic.

 

I like him, his YT channel is one of my favorites. I hope to (eventually) emulate his success by being a DII NFL player as well.

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LOL. Actually, his intangibles DO separate him from most. His hustle and leadership are amazing. He also (seems) to have the overwhelming work ethic.

I like him, his YT channel is one of my favorites. I hope to (eventually) emulate his success by being a DII NFL player as well.

He sounds like a young Anthony Schlegel. Where does he stand on the topic of boar hunting?

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He sounds like a young Anthony Schlegel. Where does he stand on the topic of boar hunting?

He is a boar, so he's probably not too fond of it.

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It's also looks like their punting options are coved also by him.

He went undrafted and was a Transfer from USC.

Must be damaged goods. No thanks, the Bengles love to pick up damaged goods at Linebacker resently.

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It's also looks like their punting options are coved also by him.

He went undrafted and was a Transfer from USC.

Must be damaged goods. No thanks, the Bengles love to pick up damaged goods at Linebacker resently.

Nope, pretty sure his record is clean and he's injury-free (I could be wrong).

 

Seriously, look at his highlights. He can play. Two LB steals in two years for the Bengals.

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