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A major mover up the board as the draft approaches, McClellin is now seen as a late first-round pick in many scouting circles - to the point that he was one of 26 players selected by the NFL to be on site at Radio City Music Hall. A defensive end-linebacker with a high motor, he comes off a four-year career at Boise State that saw his team go a remarkable 50-3. Over that span, McClellin had 64 solo tackles, 20 1/2 sacks and four interceptions despite often being double teamed. His college coach, Chris Petersen, told the Idaho Statesman: "Shea McClellin is a trained assassin on the field. That guy has been such an unbelievable player for a long time for us and completely and totally underrated, I think, in the public eye. ... all that's coming to light right now." One of his strengths is a size-speed combination that allows him to get to the passer quickly, a premium trait always in high demand at the NFL level. At the combine, McClellin ran a 4.63 40, the second-fastest time among defensive linemen. Many teams, however, see him as an outside linebacker at the next level. While there was a recent report by the NFL Network that McClellin had sustained three concussions in college, he went on record to say that he suffered one in 2010 and a mild one the season before, but none since changing helmets. Raised mostly by his grandparents, he grew up on a farm in Idaho before heading to Boise.