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Matt Shaughnessy
SELECTED BY: Raiders Round 3 (7)
SI Grade
3.62
Position: Class:
Senior
School: Conference: Ht., Wt.:
5-Jun, 266
40 Time:
4.85

BIOGRAPHY: "Four-year starter with a senior totals of 40/8/4. Broke his right fibula in spring practice last year, and surgery was required to repair the damage. Junior totals included 60/18/5, when he was awarded all-Conference honors."

POSITIVES: "Athletic pass rusher who easily moves about the field. Plays with excellent pad level, knee bend, and works his hands throughout the action. Immediately locates the ball, collapses from the outside, defending the run and keeps his feet driving up the field on contact. Shows skill dropping off the line of scrimmage on zone blitzes, and makes a lot of athletic plays. Fast off the edge and shows ability in pursuit."

NEGATIVES: Easily blocked at the point or slowed up by a single lineman. Can be a liability against the run. Struggled as a senior after his injury during spring practice.

ANALYSIS: "Shaughnessy is a tall, fast edge rusher who shows the ability to make a lot of plays behind the line of scrimmage. He offers growth potential and a good degree of upside for the next level if he remains healthy and gets his game back on track."

PROJECTION: Third Round

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