LB Shaw will visit Falcons
Scout.com reports that Penn State linebacker Tim Shaw is another draft prospect that will visit the Falcons prior to the draft. Shaw’s visit is scheduled for April 10.
Shaw is a player that has seen his stock shoot up in the past few months, namely due to a solid workout at the Combine in February. There he ran a 4.51 40-yard dash and impressed with his vertical leap (36.5 inches) and bench press (26 reps). Reportedly, he clocked a 4.46 40 at his Pro Day last week.
The 6’2″ 236 linebacker is noted for his versatility as well as his athleticism. He played a different position each year at Penn State. He started at defensive end as a senior, recording 28 tackles 4 sacks, and 9 pressures. As a junior, he was the starting right outside linebacker, finishing the year with 76 tackles and 4.5 sacks. As a sophomore, he was a starter at middle linebacker, finishing with 51 tackles and an interception. As a freshman, he was a reserve running back, rushing for 59 yards on 14 carries (4.2 avg).
NFL Draft Scout.com rates him as the fifth best outside linebacker prospect in this year’s draft.