BIOGRAPHY: Four-year starter who was sidelined after three games last season with a knee injury. Posted 14 receptions as a senior after 54/643/5 the previous year.
POSITIVES: Reliable receiver who.s best suited for a timing offense. Plays with excellent body control, possesses soft hands, and fights hard to make the reception. Comes away with the difficult catch in a crowd, gives effort blocking, and gets vertical to out-jump opponents for the ball.
NEGATIVES: More of a possession wide out and does not play to his timed speed. Loping runner who does not show sharpness running routes. Marginally effective running after the reception.
ANALYSIS: Shields had been a productive and consistent receiver prior to his injury last season. He could find a home as a fourth wideout at the next level if he returns to full strength.