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
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
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
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.
from Pro Football Weekly:
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
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.
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
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.
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.