BIO: Second-team all-conference selection the past two seasons after totals of 35/1/14 as a senior after 57/2/11 the prior year. Broke into the starting lineup as a sophomore and finished with 48/3/7.
POSITIVES: Nice-sized corner best in zone coverage. Quickly plants on the ball and displays a nice burst of closing speed. Times defenses well and works deflect away the ball. Constantly placed over the opponent’s best wide receiver and plays faster than his 40 time.
NEGATIVES: Slow turning back to make a play on the pass in the deep field.
ANALYSIS: Flashing solid cover skills throughout college, Shoate lacks the top speed to be used in man-on-man situations but offers potential as a limited-area dime back.