BIOGRAPHY: First-year starter who totaled 7/4/7 as a senior. Primarily a reserve defensive back and special-teams player early in his career.
POSITIVES: Tough, smart football player who showed a lot of positive signs last year. Displays good instincts, diagnoses the action and shows a good sense of where he is on the field. Takes proper angles to the action, works well with cornerbacks.
NEGATIVES: Lacks the flat-out speed and second gear. Possesses just minimal quickness and explosion. Usually a half-step late getting to the sidelines.
ANALYSIS: Distinguishing himself after moving into the starting lineup last season, Shanle offers potential as a zone safety.