Shannon is the third rookie defensive back to come out of Buffalo this season. Josh Thomas was Drafted by the Cowboys and Domonic Cook was signed earlier in the week by the Buffalo Bills.
Last season Davonte Shannon broke the Buffalo school record for career tackles with 461 and was named to the All-MAC First Team for the fourth straight year. He became just the fourth player in the history of the Mid-American Conference to earn that distinction.
In addition to owning the school record for total tackle he also holds the record for solo tackles, is third in assisted tackles, ninth in interceptions, and sixth in forced fumbles.
So how will Shannon fair in an NFL camp? According to Dan Kadar of "Mocking The Draft". Shannon is an in-the-box safety who may be a detriment in pass coverage until he improves that aspect of his game. He was most hurt by a bad 40 yard dash his Junior year but did improve his time this year.
During UB's pro day he also showed in other drills that he's explosive and strong. So in Shannon the redskins just signed is someone who will contribute to special teams begin his career as a backup safety.