The Good: Shields has very good hands and can adjust to the ball in flight to make the acrobatic catch. He has fine open-field running skills that allow him to turn short receptions into long gains. He can go across the middle and make tough catches in a crowd. His athleticism ranks with the top receiving prospects.
The Bad: Shields suffered a season-ending knee injury early in his senior year, which explains why he hasn't received as much fanfare as many receiving prospects. The injury raises a red flag, though he may have eased those concerns by performing well at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Outlook: Shields' combination of size, speed and skills could make him a major surprise in the right offense. This potential fourth- or fifth-round pick has an intriguing upside.
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