ESPN's Todd McShay said South Carolina senior QB Connor Shaw's biggest weaknesses are his "deep-ball accuracy and overall arm strength."
"His arm strength is adequate, not great," McShay wrote. "He's gotten better with his tempo, timing and ball placement on intermediate to longer throws, and as long as he's within 35 yards, he's pretty good. Beyond that is when his accuracy really dips, so that's something he needs to work on with his lower-body mechanics." Shaw measured only 6-foot-0, 209 pounds during practices at the NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl, which isn't going to help his cause. "There are NFL QBs who have overcome a similar lack of size, however, and if he's drafted, he'll be drafted late to be a great No. 3 QB at first and maybe develop into a No. 2," McShay wrote. "His ability to move around and make plays with his legs is a huge asset as a backup quarterback, and he's your classic coach's son, a guy who does all the little things right and will know everything about his team's offense and what he needs to do if called upon to play."
Tue, Jan 21, 2014 10:30:00 AM