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John Shaw, DT
Round 5, Pick 28 , Overall 172
From: Michigan State

Height/Weight: 6-2/210
Speed (40 time): 4.87

1998 12 00 31 14 17 2 1 0-0 3-12 1.0-8 5
1999 12 12 61 26 35 1 0 0-0 4-7 0.0-0 2
2000 10 09 68 33 35 0 1 0-0 8-20 2.0-10 6
2001 07 07 54 33 21 1 1 2-13 9-15 0.0-0 5
TOTAL 41 28 214 106 108 4 3 2-13 24-54 3.0-18 18

Analysis by CBS Sportsline:

Positives: Has a thick body frame capable of handling at least 20 more pounds of bulk…Comes off the snap with quickness, flashing the ability to adjust on the move…Has fluid lateral agility, showing the effort and aggression to get to the ball…Has the body flexibility to stack at the point of attack…Accelerates in pursuit, using his hands with power to jolt and fend off the blockers…Looks natural reacting to run plays, showing suddenness in his movements to close…Has the burst to close in the short area…Generates that extra surge needed after separation when closing, giving a good second effort to flush the quarterback out…Flips his hips properly and shows good balance moving through traffic. 

Negatives: Needs to dedicate more hours in the weight room, as he has marginal raw power and could use some muscle refinement, as his body appears too smooth…Does not always locate the ball quickly when penetrating…Tends to get too high in his stance, causing blockers to knock him off balance…Does not extend his arms properly, causing him to struggle to contain and disengage due to his lack of power…Shows too much inconsistency when shedding, getting his arms tangled up trying to get into the blocker's chest…Gives a good effort on the pass rush, but his minimal strength in this area prevents him from getting good penetration…Sluggish moving upfield and adjusting to the play outside the box…Does not get his hands up quick enough to prevent blockers from attacking his feet…Could be a medical concern, as he's recovering from a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee…Has improved his work habits, but does tend to develop a "lazy" streak…Struggles to defeat combination blocks, getting knocked around on occasion. 


Three-year starter who was having a fine senior campaign until being sidelined by a knee injury…Tough inline battler who constantly faced double-teams throughout his career…The physical run stuffer recorded 214 tackles (106 solos) with three sacks for minus 18 yards and 24 stops for losses of 54 yards, starting 28 of 41 games he played in.


5.08 in the 40-yard dash…4.52 in the 20-yard shuttle…31-inch vertical jump…8 feet, 8 inches in the broad jump…Bench presses 225 pounds 22 times…380-pound bench press…Leg presses 600 pounds 16 times…32 3/4-inch arm length…9 3/4-inch hands…Right-handed…18 Wonderlic score. 


Named to Super Prep's All-Dixie Team plus The National Recruiting Advisor's and PrepStar's All-Region Teams at Dillard (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) High…Second-team All-State and first-team All-County selection in 1997…Featured on the Broward and Palm Beach County Super 11 Team…Selected for the Broward-Dade All-Star Team…Registered 132 tackles (55 solos) as a senior, including 27 for losses and 15 sacks…Also recovered four fumbles in '97…Recorded over 400 career tackles, including 35 sacks. 


Merchandising Management major…Born Sept. 7, 1979…Resides in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Info from Pro Football Weekly:

Notes: Played in every game as a true freshman in 1998 and had 31 stops, including three for loss and one sack. Started every game in '99 and ended the year with 61 tackles, four for loss and no sacks. Hurt his thumb in the 2000 opener and missed one game, when he had his knee scoped, but had a career-best 68 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and two sacks on the season. Started the first seven games in '01 but suffered a season-ending knee injury in Game Seven vs. Michigan. Prior to his injury, Shaw had 54 tackles, including nine for loss, no sacks and two interceptions. He had surgery to repair his right anterior cruciate ligament on Nov. 5 and is in the midst of a long rehab.

Positives: Before the knee injury, he was considered an above-average-to-good athlete for the position. Thickly built and has good natural strength. Quick and moves pretty well laterally. Has a good short burst of speed. Penetrates and is disruptive. Can play with leverage. Plays hard and competes well.

Negatives: Average size and speed. One-gap-type lineman who is too small for a two-gap scheme. Is not much of a pass rusher. Had just three sacks in four years. Is coming off a serious knee injury and it isn't known when he will be ready to play again and how much the injury will effect him in the short and long term.

Summary: Knee injury will really hurt his chances, unless he recovers a lot faster than anticipated and can work out before the draft.

Info from CNNSI.com:

Three-year starter that saw extensive action as a true freshman. Hurt his knee against Michigan during the seventh game of the season last year and final numbers were 49/7.5/0. Performed well as a junior when he totaled 65/8/2 after 63/4/7 his sophomore campaign.

Quick interior plugger best against the run. Explodes off the snap with a great first step, plays with forward lean and uses his hands to stay off blocks. Breaks down well, can twist or stunt and rarely off his feet. Keeps his feet driving forward giving top effort but small, handled in one-on-one blocking situations or engulfed by opponents. Lacks sustained speed, range and not much of a pass rusher. Needed a big senior year but ended up injuring his knee which will downgrade him severely. Late Seventh Round

Info from FOXSports:

Shaw has good size and strength, though he needs to add a little weight and more upper-body strength. He isn't very quick, but he has a good first step that gets him into the backfield very quickly. He is best when used in a one-gap defense. He has enough skills to fight through double teams, though he has a tendency to get too upright and getting pushed back by offensive linemen. He has improved every year at Michigan State. To make it as an every-down lineman in the NFL, he needs to add some weight, strength, and speed.

Info from Football.com:

Leg drive

Shedding blocks

Shaw is one of the players at this position that has a flair for making big plays. He has great speed and will make a lot of tackles from behind with his pursuit ability. Shaw isn't very tall but he leaps well and will bat down a lot of balls at the line of scrimmage. Shaw is effective because he has terrific body positioning skills and utilizes every ounce of strength he has. Shaw needs to work on shedding blockers better and can be run on when intentionally engaged by more than one person from the offense. Should be a second or third round selection on draft day.