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Connor Shaw | Quarterback

Team: South Carolina Gamecocks
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 204

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Browns signed South Carolina QB Connor Shaw.
Shaw (6-foot, 206) made 32 starts for Steve Spurrier's Gamecocks, compiling a 27-5 record, 56:16 TD:INT ratio and 65.5 completion rate. An undersized, athletic scrambler, Shaw added 17 career rushing scores but often paid the price, missing time with MCL and LCL sprains, a right shoulder injury and a left foot ailment that required surgery. Although Shaw was a good college starter, his game likely doesn't fit the pros. At best, Shaw could become a Jeff Garcia-like backup. May 11 - 2:22 PM

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The Browns hosted South Carolina QB Connor Shaw for a pre-draft visit on Friday.

Cleveland capped off a frenzied two weeks of QB evaluations by bringing in Shaw was and Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo on Friday. In all, the Browns brought in a dozen quarterbacks, including Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater, Central Florida's Blake Bortles, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, Fresno State's Derek Carr, Georgia's Aaron Murray and Pitt's Tom Savage. Shaw (6-foot, 209 pounds) seems like a longshot to be drafted by the team unless they decide to select two QBs. Shaw posted a 24-1 TD-INT ratio as a senior. Wrote NFL.com's Nolan Nawrocki: "Workaholic, gym rat. Extremely determined. Vocal presence. Smart and instinctive -- is the son of a coach and understands football concepts. Plays through pain. Has a 27-5 career starting record, has rallied his team to victory off the bench and carries a calm, confident, poised field presence. Mentally and physically tough."
Apr 25 - 8:55 PM

According to Baltimore Suns' Aaron Wilson, QB Connor Shaw has either met or worked out with the Falcons, Browns, Titans and Patriots.

Connor Shaw has generated some buzz for himself as of late. The 6-foot-0 209 pound Shaw was able to wow some folks at the combine with his speed, as he turned in the fastest 40-yard dash of any quarterback at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine. His time of 4.55 seconds was one one-hundredth of a second faster than Texas A & M's Johnny Manziel. Shaw has got great touch and accuracy from the pocket and has the mobility that some of the coaches at the next level take notice of. His biggest strength moving forward is his lack of mental mistakes with the football, which is something he improved on in his career. If a team is looking for solid backup option or developmental quarterback, Shaw could be that guy. Look for Shaw to hear his name called in the 6th or 7th round of the draft.
Apr 24 - 3:22 PM

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier compared QB Connor Shaw to Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson on NFL AM.

We're beginning to tire a little bit of all the Wilson comparisons, as they're basically used by anyone hoping to praise a QB's intangibles, as opposed to his physical gifts. What some of those people lose track of is Wilson's intangibles are nonpareil, and his physical talent is often superior to the prospect in question (except, perhaps, Teddy Bridgewater). "He became a starter three years ago, he's been the quarterback on all three of these 11-win seasons," Spurrier said of Shaw. "Connor's just a winner. He's a lot like Russell Wilson. He takes care of the ball, doesn't do stupid stuff, doesn't take careless sacks, he can throw it away, and he's really a good passer. Any time you see a guy who can run as well as Connor you don't think he’s that good of a passer. I think he's going to wow them at the Combine coming up this week and I hope he's a mid-round pick, maybe even better. The kid is a winner, he can run with it and he can throw."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 19 - 1:35 PM

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."
Jan 21 - 10:30 AM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl believes South Carolina senior QB Connor Shaw "has a chance to be a solid backup" at the next level.

"Watching more of Connor Shaw," Weidl, who is at Shrine Game practices, tweeted. "Really like improvements as a passer." Weidl noted that Shaw went 17-0 at home as a starter over his career. Shaw has good mobility and some electricity in that arm, but he lacks consistency when facing pressure in the pocket. He's no lock to get drafted, but he'll be in a camp over the summer regardless.
Jan 14 - 12:17 PM

South Carolina senior QB Connor Shaw has been invited to the NFL Combine.

Shaw is considered equally as effective as a runner as he is a passer, but he has really progressed as a thrower this season. The senior uses his mobility to his advantage and has made a number of difficult throws this season. He will, at least, earn a camp invite this summer.
Jan 2 - 11:24 AM

South Carolina senior QB Connor Shaw accounted for five touchdowns in the school's 34-24 win over Wisconsin.

Shaw completed 22 of 25 attempts for 312 yards and three touchdowns. He added 47 rushing yards and a touchdown along with one touchdown grab for nine yards. He will attend the NFLPA all star game.
Jan 1 - 6:37 PM

South Carolina senior QB Connor Shaw will attend the NFLPA all star game.

The event takes place on Jan. 18, 2014, the same week as the East-West Shrine game. "1st things 1st though, I've got one more game to win in a Carolina uniform! Thankful for the opportunity!" Shaw said on social media. Shaw is a mobile passer but he lacks consistency when facing pressure in the pocket.
Source: WISTV
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 01:11:00 PM

South Carolina senior QB Connor Shaw (virus) returned to practice on Wednesday.

Shaw didn't start last Saturday in South Carolina's upset of Missouri because of the virus and a knee sprain. He returned in the second half to spur a wild rally. Shaw missed practice on Monday and Tuesday with the virus.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 08:52:00 PM

South Carolina senior QB Connor Shaw (virus) hasn't practiced this week.

It's the same sickness that sidelined him for the first half of last weekend's win against Missouri. If you'll recall, Shaw was summoned off the bench and led a frenzied second-half rally to knock off the Tigers in double overtime. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said that Dylan Thompson will start again if Shaw can't go against Mississippi State on Saturday.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 06:45:00 PM

South Carolina senior QB Connor Shaw came off the bench in the second half to lead a frenetic comeback in Saturday's 27-24 double-overtime victory over Missouri.

Shaw, dealing with a sprained knee sustained against Tennessee, threw for 201 yards and three touchdowns after taking over for Dylan Thompson. The Gamecocks scored the final 17 points of regulation, all in the fourth quarter, to tie the game.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 11:31:00 PM

South Carolina senior QB Connor Shaw is considered doubtful for Saturday's game against Missouri.

Shaw is dealing with a sprained knee sustained against Tennessee. We still wouldn't count out Shaw for the game, since history shows he is the real life Gumby. "Injury-wise, Connor Shaw is actually walking around a little bit," head coach Steve Spurrier said. "No surgery or anything. I’m not sure what his status will be later in the week." Dylan Thompson could start in Shaw's place.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 09:22:00 AM

South Carolina senior QB Connor Shaw did not sustain any ligament damage after suffering a left knee injury against Tennessee.

Shaw's father called the injury a "significant sprain." We are surprised the injury is not more serious, as Shaw crumbled under the weight of massive defensive tackle Daniel McCullers. Shaw is a gritty player, but he has quite the injury history.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 10:50:00 AM

South Carolina senior QB Connor Shaw left Saturday's game against Tennessee during the fourth quarter due to a left knee strain.

Shaw will miss the remainder of the contest. We hope the injury only lasts that long, as Shaw crumbled under the weight of the big mountain that is Daniel McCullers and was instantly taken to the trainer's bench.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 03:29:00 PM