Shaheen Garnering Plenty Of Pre-Combine Buzz

Shaheen Garnering Plenty Of Pre-Combine Buzz



The 2017 National Football League scouting combine has begun in Indianapolis, Ind., and Ashland University football fans will see a familiar name in the list of participants.

All-American tight end Adam Shaheen will take part in the NFL's annual draft prospect evaluation, and will do the bulk of his work on Saturday (March 4) during tight end/wide receiver/quarterback workouts. Those workouts will be televised on NFL Network.

There has been a lot of buzz about Shaheen of late, and given his production as an Eagle, it's no surprise. A 6-foot-6, 277-pound tight end, Shaheen caught a school-record and NCAA Division II single-season tight end record 16 touchdown passes as a junior in 2016, and grabbed a school tight end record 70 passes as a sophomore in 2015.

In December, Shaheen became the first Ashland football player to earn two first-team All-American honors from the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA).

The following is a sample of some of the pre-combine coverage of Shaheen's story:

- Shaheen's combine profile -

- A feature on Shaheen by the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Terry Pluto -

- An piece mentioning Shaheen as a possible addition for the Detroit Lions -

All of that, in addition to various mentions by team bloggers wanting Shaheen to come to their favorite NFL team.

Eight former Eagles have played in NFL regular-season games, with former Ashland All-American defensive lineman Jamie Meder currently starting for the Cleveland Browns. Three Ashland football players – defensive tackle Jeris Pendleton (seventh round, 2012, Jacksonville), linebacker Bill Overmyer (14th round, 1972, Philadelphia) and linebacker Len Pettigrew (ninth round, 1971, Philadelphia) – have been chosen in the NFL Draft.