vs Nevada (2021), vs BYU (2020), vs Utah State (2020)
Shakira is uber competitive and is a high character player. He is extremely versatile and poses a threat from anywhere on the field. He has a twitchy release, which allows him to create seperation from the snap. His agility and speed give him the ability to rack up YAC. He has elite body control and focus to haul in highlight reel passes. His motor and lack of fear is exhilarating to watch and does not allow the defense to take a play off when covering him.
Shakir's biggest concern is his size. He has short arms and struggles to catch the ball in traffic as a result of it. He has no value as a blocker on the perimeter. He never shies away from defenders, which means he takes a lot of big hits because of it. He has to work on working back to the quarterback to come up with more of the contested throws. Although he is fast, he lacks a 2nd gear.
Shakir is everything you look for in a playmaker. He plays with a lot of heart and grit. He is one of the most versatile receivers in this year's draft. Although he has short arms, he does not let that get in the way of being a walking highlight reel. Between his twitchy footwork and elusiveness...this guy is a home run hitter every time he gets his hands on the football. He will have to work on adding muscle to his frame and avoid taking big hits. He has the potential to be an extremely effective chess piece in the right offense. If a teams uses him like a Deebo Samuel ot Ty Montgomery so that the defense can't predict what he does next...look out. Look for a team to take him very early day 3.
Shakir is extremely elusive and has the lateral agility of a water bug. He flashed great burst off the line of scrimmage. He took the top off defenses he played with his deep speed. He needs to improve his play strength through contact.
Route Tree Variety
Big Play Ability
Shakir has lightning quick feet, which allows him to release with ease. He can run any route asked of him from anywhere on the field. He has good speed and agility that allows him to create seperation at the 2nd level. He has great body control, when locating the football in the air. He has an impeccable timing on his routes and is great in space.
High Points Ball
Shakir has solid hands, but struggles to haul in catches through contact or in traffic. He has short arms for his frame. This limits his catch radius and ability to high point the football.
Run After Catch
There is no denying how competitive Shakir is. He can take it to the house from anywhere on the field and has good contact balance for a guy his size. He has aggressive on every snap. He was non-factor as a blocker in the Boise St. Offense.
Shakir flashed great instincts and coverage recognition. He always seems to find the open window and is always shadowing the quarterback. He is as versatile as they come. He can line up anywhere and have success.