Sterling Sheffield, OLB, Maine #6

6010, 240, 4.82


Notes: From Mullica Hill, NJ. Appeared in 10 games with 1 start, credited with 16 tackles, 3.5 tackles-for-loss, 2.5 sacks, 1 interception, 2 pass breakups and 1 forced fumble in 2015. Started all 11 games, recorded 65 tackles, 11 TFL, 5 sacks, 1 INT, 5 PBU, 1 FF, 1 fumble recovery and 1 blocked kick in 2016. Started all 10 games, posted 64 tackles, 12 TFL, 5.5 sacks, 2 INT, 5 PBU, 1 FF and 1 FR in 2017. In 9 games, he had 59 tackles, 12 TFL, 8.5 sacks, 1 INT, 3 PBU, 2 FF and 2 FR in 2018.

Positives: Productive playmaker in all phases of the game. Good instincts and feel for the game. Good strength in taking on and shedding blockers. Shows feel on pass defense. Can rush the passer.

Negatives: No truly outstanding physical characteristic. Lacks great size and elite quickness and explosiveness. Played against lower level of competition.

Summary: Can make a team as a special teamer and backup.

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