Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9-1-10: #9 DE, #81/750 Overall, 3-4 2010: 2010 BIG EAST CONFERENCE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES)...An AFCA All-American, Sheard has compiled 52 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, nine sacks, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He leads the Big East in forced fumbles (tied, 0.33 forced fumbles/game), ranks second in tackles for loss (tied, 1.21 TFLs/game) and is third in sacks (tied, 0.75 sacks/game). Nationally, he ranks fifth in forced fumbles and 21st in sacks...2009: Starting defensive end in all 13 games…had 42 tackles, 10.5 TFLs, five sacks and a team-high 12 QB hurries…2008: Started all 13 games and compiled 45 tackles, 10.5 TFLs, 5.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...had team-high 11 QB hurries...also had seven PBUs...2007: Lettered as a true freshman, contributing as a reserve defensive end...played in nine games and had three tackles and two PBUs.
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12/31/12 - DE Jabaal Sheard finished strong once DT Phil Taylor returned to the lineup. Freed from attention, Sheard had six sacks the final eight games, including two in the season finale.
11/14/12 - DE Jabaal Sheard is excited to have DTs Ahtyba Rubin and Phil Taylor back as starters. Taylor predicted he and Rubin will draw double teams and free up Sheard. Sheard had 8.5 sacks last season but has only 1.5 sacks this season.
11/05/12 - DE Jabaal Sheard benefitted greatly from the return of DT Phil Taylor. Taylor's presence gave Sheard more space, and he took advantage in what was by far his best game of the season: eight tackles and one-half a sack.
11/04/12 - DE Jabaal Sheard had his best game this season with eight tackles and a half sack.
10/17/12 - DE Jabaal Sheard led the NFL with 8.5 sacks last year. He has been stuck on one sack for most of the season.
This could be the game he breaks out of what appears to be a slump, although defensive coordinator Dick Jauron said Sheard is playing well even if numbers don't reflect that. Last year vs. the Colts, Sheard posted five tackles, one sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.