He is also thankful the Panthers picked him, using the 27th selection of the fifth round and the 164th choice overall to do so.
“I'm so excited to play for the Panthers,” Shaw said. “It's just a great situation for me and all I need to do now is go in and prove myself as a football player. I'm excited.”
Shaw was a three-year starter on the Penn State defense, albeit at three different positions. He played middle linebacker in 2004, outside and middle linebacker in 2005, and defensive end in 2006. He finished his Penn State career with 177 tackles and 12 sacks.
He projects as an outside linebacker and special teams cover man in the NFL.
Shaw was the fifth Nittany Lion picked in the draft. He was the seventh pick of the Panthers and the team's second outside linebacker selection. They also took Miami's Jon Beason in the first round.
Shaw was the 15th outside linebacker taken in the draft.
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