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2005 NFL Draft Draft Tracker Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Players Positions Schools Conferences NFL Teams

Ernest Shazor - S

 Ernest Shazor Grade: 3.62
 Position: S
 Class: Sr
 School: Michigan
 Conference: Big Ten
 Ht., Wt.: 6-3.5, 228
 40 Time: 4.6

BIO: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his sophomore season, and named an All-America last year. Led the team in tackles as a junior posting 84/2/1 after 57/2/5 as a junior.

POSITIVES: Explosive, physical defender with an intimidating presence. Fires up the field in run defense, defeats blocks on his way to the action and immediately alters his angle of attack. Consistently flying around the ball and always willing to throw a pad into the action. Pursues well in the box, wraps up tackling, then brings down ballcarriers at the point of contact.

NEGATIVES: Slow reacting in pass coverage and indecisive when the ball's in the air. Choppy footwork, prefers to side shuffle in reverse. Marginal man-to-man cover skills, even when opposing tight ends.

ANALYSIS: A hard-hitting and dominant run-defending safety who craves physical contact, Shazor is best up the field in a straight line. Will only thrive in certain systems and exclusively a strong safety with some potential in two-deep system.

PROJECTION: Early Third Round

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