Then we learned some of the particulars of his offseason transformation:
Shea Mcclellin b4 training was 263lb,18%BF,4.74 40 & 320lb bench. NOW 252lb,10%BF, 4.5 40, 365lbs. Perfect for a LB. pic.twitter.com/0WeqLOW1OZ
— Scot Prohaska (@ScotProhaska) April 21, 2014
The question is whether McClellin can take his smaller frame and shed blocks, which was a question before at his higher weight. A lot of debate ensued on Twitter about whether McClellin got too small. As someone pointed out, Urlacher played at about 6’4″ and 258 lbs, so there’s a precedent for playing at that size. But can he move like a linebacker?
But wait, there’s more! He’s also been doing drills to complete the transformation to linebacker, from Scott’s Instagram:
Shea Mcclellin and I spent hours together working to drop his hips, getting angles right, explosive and efficient movement. Check it out.Not bad for a D-end that was use to going one direction.
What do you think? Is Shea ready to make the move to be a playmaking linebacker or is this just the next stop on the road to Bustville?