Shaun Wade was potentially a top 10 pick in last years draft but after deciding to return to the Buckeyes roster and take over their infamous secondary. He's got prototypical size for the position at 6'1" and 195 lbs. with great length and exceptional athleticism. His best skill set is his ability in zone coverage which was something he did a lot while playing in the slot last season. He's got elite level range, burst, and explosiveness to jump all over a pass in his large area of coverage. He's got exceptional football IQ and instincts which help him a great deal in diagnosing routes and perfecting his timing when lunging at the ball. He's an exceptional press cornerback, especially in the slot, where his size and extremely twitchy athleticism allow him to almost stick to receivers where ever they go and completely take them out of the game. He's an exceptional man coverage cornerback given his athletic ability and coverage instincts and should be a problem for NFL receivers as soon as he takes the field. He's one of the hardest hitting tacklers among cornerbacks and isn't afraid to get dirty in run defense. He's very good at causing fumbles, either punching the ball out or laying the wood on players.He plays with exceptional effort and toughness and he has a swagger about him that only superstars play with. While it isn't shown often, he does have great vision when catching a football and good hands for a cornerback. Despite his elite level skill set, there are questions to be asked. One of his biggest questions will he how he performs now that two of his fellow cornerbacks in Jeff Okudah and Damon Arnette have left for the NFL as well as a litany of defensive talent around him such as Chase Young and Davon Hamilton. He's played primarily in the slot in his career with very limited experience playing outside and he's going to be tested a great deal early on the season as teams try to exploit his inexperience at the position and how he holds up will determine how he's viewed in the draft. For someone so talented at coverage, he never seems to rack up interceptions or pass deflection now that could be the product of having such a menacing defensive front that it causes quarterbacks throw the ball away, or he's just not getting targeted enough by offenses, which speaks to his level of coverage prowess. Teams are going to want to see more turnovers come out of him next season and more pass deflections as well to feel more comfortable making him a top 10 pick. When it comes to getting cornerbacks into the NFL and them having success, Louisiana State and Ohio State are the two schools that come to mind and Shaun Wade is likely to be the next great defensive back to come out of the program. If he shows that he can play on the outside as a shutdown corner in college football, he's a guaranteed top 10, maybe top 5, pick in the draft and will be looked as potential shutdown corner early in his career.