Name: Shaun Wade Position: Cornerback
College: Ohio State Uniform Number: #24
Class: Graduate Height: 6-1
Weight: 195 lbs Projected Round: 1st to 2nd round
Big, physical cornerback
Knows when to pass off coverage assignments to make plays.
Excellent closing speed, good at using it on blitzes
Good at stacking opposing blocker and disengaging
Effective at shadowing opposing receivers
Rarely gets beaten vertically
Decent ball skills
Good hips and transitions well from backpedal
Physical in press coverage; gives opposing receivers little to no room
Willing to support the run
Versatile enough to at nickel or on the outside
The biggest concern for Wade is his tackling. Whether he is disengaging from an opposing blocker or coming downhill, he is often too high or out of position to make an effective tackle. Needs to do a better job establishing a lower base. In coverage, Wade has a tendency of giving too much cushion which is often used against him. As a consequence, receivers can easily attack his leverage, which results in him getting out of position. Though he has some ball skills, he needs to improve his positioning when shadowing opposing receivers. In these instances, a greater emphasis needs to be made in turning and tracking the ball while it is in the air.