2018 NFL Draft

Shawn Loiseau, ILB

School: Merrimack  |  Conference: EFC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Shrewsbury, MA
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 244 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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04/23/2012 - Whether he is drafted or is an undrafted free agent (he'll watch the draft proceedings at his parents' house in Shrewsbury), Loiseau faces more challenges - competing against the bigger, faster, stronger players he's been told he can't hang with. He's prepared for any circumstance, loves to play special teams, which is where he would have to earn a roster spot, and can guarantee one thing to any team that gives him a chance. "They'll get a guy that's going to bring intensity and a high motor every single day,'' he said. "Football to me is life. The second I step on the football field and have the pads on, or the moment I come off the football field, my whole life revolves around football. My favorite thing to do outside of [play] football is I'm in the gym. "A lot of people make fun of me because my life is pretty boring - all I do is eat, sleep, and go to the gym and talk about football. But this is something I've wanted since I was a little boy, so whatever team picks me or whatever team I pick in the free agent process, is going to get a guy that comes ready to work every single day.'' "I coached [former Patriots, Eagles, Steelers, and Cardinals special teams standout] Sean Morey at Brown University, and one of the things that I always said about Sean was that what separated him was his work ethic and his heart; he had the heart of a lion,'' coach Perry said. "And I never thought I'd have another opportunity to coach a kid of that caliber again, and Shawn Loiseau is the same kind of kid. "The day he walked in [to Merrimack], he worked harder than anyone else on the field.'' - Shalise Manza Young, The Boston Globe

03/29/2012 - Four Merrimack football players were in attendance and participated in Merrimack College's first ever NFL Pro Day, held on the Merrimack campus yesterday. Linebacker Shawn Loiseau, defensive end Tony Johnson, quarterback James Suozzo and defensive lineman Nick Desjardins all participated. There was also one participant from the UMass. "What an amazing day for Merrimack College football," said head coach John Perry. "When I spoke to coach Tom Caito, the first football coach at Merrimack, he told me they practiced on a field next to the church with no lines, now we are on a state of the art field having a pro day. I really feel the players and coaches here at Merrimack should be proud of what they have created. I know this program will be grow bigger and bigger because of their efforts." - Eagle Tribune

01/23/2012 - TOP TEN PROSPECTS WHO HELPED THEMSELVES AT THE EAST-WEST SHRINE: LB Shawn Loiseau, Merrimack: For teams looking for a hard-nosed, aggressive linebacker, look no farther than Louiseau who brings enough intensity to the field for the entire defense. He has average size, length and athleticism, but makes up for his shortcomings with instincts and overall toughness. Loiseau fills the run lanes hard and won't shy from contact, taking on blocks and using his eyes effectively. He should be a special teams standout at worst and will make it tough for pro coaches to cut him. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

01/21/2012 - EAST-WEST SHRINE TUESDAY: At linebacker, Shawn Loiseau out of Merrimack College has stepped up and taken control of the East defense. He is extremely aggressive and plays with enough intensity for the entire team, showing natural leadership ability. Loiseau isn't the biggest or most athletic, but he plays fast with solid instincts and lateral agility. I'm not sure he has enough to crack a starting lineup at the next level, but he'll be one of those players who will make it tough for a team to cut him because of his motor and intangibles. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com