Biography: Former receiver who moved to cornerback last season and posted 41 tackles while breaking up two passes.
Positives: Athletic NFL prospect who may have finally found a home in the defensive secondary. Plays with a physical nature, mixes it up with opponents and works hard to defend running plays or screen passes. Smooth flipping his hips off the line, plays with a good degree of quickness and has both a closing burst and explosive break to the pass.
Negatives: Late reacting to receivers moves and gets turned. Prefers to side shuffle and must improve his overall footwork in reverse.
Analysis: After moving to the cornerback position as a senior, Shields displayed improvement on a weekly basis. He has the size and speed to play at the next level, and he is a solid developmental prospect who could make it as the ninth defensive back on a roster.
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