Name: Traequan Shaw
School: Benedict College
Position: Cornerback/Return Specialist
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
My goals were to improve as an athlete and for my team to become one, so we could win a championship. We worked hard over the summer and it paid off majorly!
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
I am very elusive, a playmaker, and I am explosive.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
I will be training non stop until I get an opportunity, that’s all I am looking for and all I need is an opportunity.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
I focus on my tendencies play by play. I look at the opposite team and critique them thoroughly. I watch for what I need to work on as far as my technique or assignments.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
What separates me is my style of play, I don’t allow any pity. I’m a coachable player, I am already a shorter DB, so I use my strength, size, and speed to finesse my appointments on the field and execute the play. I also have a very high vertical which makes up for my height when going up for the ball. Once I am focused and locked in, it’s not easy to get me out of my game.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
My strengths I could bring to the team is my positive attitude, love for the game, and my special teams play. Special teams is very important to me and you cannot win the game without executing this phase of the game.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
Football is all I want to do for a living, that’s how much love I have for the sport. If you want a player that will give it all on and off the field, or loves to make plays, a guy that’s humble and shows no fear, then you need to sign me and you will not regret it. That’s a promise.