Draft Profile: BioJay Shaw attended Centennial High School and was rated a 3-star prospect by 247 Sports with a scout's rating of 0.820, going unranked by ESPN. Following high school, Shaw opted to join UCLA.
In 2018 as a freshman Shaw saw action in 11 games and played a total of 185 snaps at cornerback for the Bruins. He recorded just 6 tackles, 2 assists, while adding 2 stops. In coverage Shaw notched up one pass breakup, no interceptions, and a QB rating when targetted of 78.4.
As a sophomore in 2019 he played in 12 games and logged 521 snaps for the Bruins. He made 29 tackles, 2 assists, and had 8 stops. In coverage he totaled 2 pass breakups, one interception, and QB rating when targetted of 92.5.
In 2020 as a junior Shaw played in 7 games and contributed on 426 snaps. He chalked up 23 tackles, 3 assists, and added 10 stops. In the secondary Shaw forced 2 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and gave up QB rating when targetted of 73.9.
In 2021 as a senior Shaw saw action in 12 games while playing 489 snaps. He logged 24 tackles, 5 assists, and made 5 stops. In coverage Shaw had 3 pass breakups, 3 interceptions, and surrendered a QB rating when targetted of 63.2.
After the end of the season Shaw transferred to Wisconsin where as a fifth year senior for the Badgers in 2022 Shaw played in 12 games and took part in 547 snaps for the Badgers. He logged 31 tackles, 5 assists, and made 8 stops. In coverage Shaw had 6 pass breakups, one interception, and surrendered a QB rating when targetted of 87.0.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- A very quick and very confident cover corner plays bigger than his listed size when lined up in press coverage, delivering quick, surprisingly powerful punches and using his natural quickness and change-of-direction ability to mirror on underneath routes.
- Flashes good ball skills. Shaw has the fluidity and change-of-direction ability to mirror quicker receivers underneath.
- Tracks the ball well downfield and shows good ball skills, including the ability to go up and high-point it in contested-catch situations.
- Shows the click-and-close ability to backpedal and the ball skills to make plays. Shaw has loose hips to go along with good top-end speed, and Shaw can flip around to turn and run in coverage.
- Has a nice blend of length, speed, and quickness. He’s at his best mirroring routes underneath, showing fluid movement skills and the ability to change directions on a dime.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Susceptible to double moves, though that could be coached out of him. But the problem is that Shaw doesn’t track the ball downfield, and he seems to lack the ball skills to break up plays.
- Gave up far too many big plays in college, especially concerning since he has recovery speed to make up for missteps.
- Shaw runs well, but he doesn’t have elite recovery speed.
- He’ll draw plenty of flags early on with his playing style. Shaw is hesitant when facing the action in zone coverage.
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