FAU’s all-time leading tackler may have been a second day selection had knee surgery to repair a torn ACL not ended his senior season after six games.
Al-Shaair compiled 397 career tackles, including 32.5 for loss during his career. He led Conference USA in tackles in 2017 en route to being named an All-Conference performer.
Al-Shaair recorded 15 of his 43 tackles as a senior against Central Florida.
Recovery from the knee surgery is on schedule and Al-Shaair expects to be a full go for the start of fall camps.
A down year overall defensively for the Owls likely hurt the draft stock of many defensive players.
Two former members of FAU’s secondary are heading to Kansas City’s rookie mini camp for a tryout.
Cornerback Shelton Lewis was an All-Conference USA performer in 2017 when he recorded 127 career tackles. Four of his six career interceptions came in that 2017 season.
Andrew Soroh began his career his career as a safety before moving forward to linebacker during his junior season. Al-Shaair’s primary replacement following that injury, Soroh recorded 57 tackles last season for the Owls – third most on the team. He’s credited with at least 40 tackles in each of his final three seasons. The Chiefs intend to move him back to safety.
Former left tackle Reggie Bain intends to attend Washington’s minicamp in a couple of weeks for a tryout with the Redskins, his agent said. It is still possible that the 6-foot-4, 305-pound Bain will accept an invitation to the Dolphins camp, and Cleveland has also called about Bain.
The NFL teams pursuing Bain, a four-year starting left tackle at FAU, intend to move him inside to center or guard.
FAU tied a program record when two Owls were selected in the 2019 NFL Draft, which concluded on Saturday. Buffalo took running back Devin Singletary in the third round. Backfield mate Kerrith Whyte went to Chicago in the seventh.
This is a developing story and will be updated.