BIO: Led the team in tackles the past three seasons, totaling 104/3/0 last year after 121/3/9 as a sophomore. Posted 89 tackles as a freshman.
POSITIVES: Athletic defensive back with a variety of skills. Makes plays sideline-to-sideline and displays good awareness in center field. Quick helping out in run support and quickly gets to the action. Diagnoses the play and makes good decisions. Solid footwork in coverage and top closing speed. Works to get involved and also helps out on special teams.
NEGATIVES: Not always under control or efficient. Lacks top man-to-man cover skills over the slot receiver.
ANALYSIS: Shivers brings both know-how and intensity to the position as well as a good degree of athleticism. Best in a zone system. Donít be surprised if Shivers is starting by the end of his rookie campaign.