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2015 NFL Draft Profile: USC Defensive Back Josh Shaw

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We continue to highlight some of the 2015 NFL Draft's most intriguing prospects and continue with USC defensive back, Josh Shaw.

Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Height/Weight: 6'0", 200 pounds

2014 Stats: 11 total tackles (67 in 2013), zero interceptions (four in 2013), zero touchdowns (one in 2013); suspended 10 games in 2014.

Combine Stats: 4.44 40-yard dash, 26 bench press reps, 37.5" vertical jump, 130" broad jump,7.01 three-cone drill, 4.12 20-yard shuttle, 11.65 60-yard shuttle

Draft Projection: Rounds 2-4

Strengths: Has good size for an NFL cornerback and has the versatility to play safety, as he did at USC. Shaw showed big promise going into 2014 as a possible first round player, but an off-field situation and 10-game suspension limited his overall production. He is solid in press coverage and has a knack for making a lot of receivers uncomfortable.

Weaknesses: Shaw has and will continue to have to answer questions about a very interesting story that became national news. Was his 2013 campaign a flash-in-the-pan, or a building block towards what could have been a productive 2014? Though he can be physical at corner, some wonder if he truly is up to the physicality that comes with being an NFL safety. He has some trouble with the speediest receivers as well.

Overview: Shaw will likely start out in the NFL as a slot man and/or swing guy who can play a couple of positions. He definitely seems contrite about the off-field incident and is eager to prove a team correct for selecting him, but the issue will still hurt his stock. He'll need some polishing at the next level and beauty is in the eye of the beholder with Shaw. Some love him and feel he's worthy of a second or third round pick, while others think that he may go later on day three.