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.