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Sterling Shepard Scouting Report

Sterling Shepard WR Oklahoma #3

Size/Athleticism: 5’10”, 193 pounds. Good all-around athlete. Shows great body control and balance. Speed and acceleration are strong but a notch below elite level.

Separation Skills: Relies on speed to create separation. Does not have the size or strength to battle for contested catches and definitely needs to create space to make plays. Routes are adequate but will need some development to consistently create separation in the NFL.

Ball Skills: Reliable hands. Has the body control to make some tough catches. Lets the ball into his body a little too often, which led to a few drops, but when using proper technique he’s reliable.

Blocking: Gives a strong effort but size limits the damage he can do. His effectiveness all depends on the matchup.

Intangibles: Team leader. Praised by teammates and coaches.

Durability: Missed time with a hamstring injury in 2014.

Overview: Shepard is an explosive receiver who has the versatile skills to play on the outside or slot in the NFL. He’s dangerous after the catch on shorter routes, but also has the quickness in his routes to create separation down the field. His size is a minor concern, especially since he doesn’t have blazing speed, but he’s shown enough in his routes to believe he’ll be a reliable second or third option in an offense. He fits the profile of a Steve Smith-type receiver at the next level.

Sterling Shepard Chart

1Corey ColemanWRBaylor94
2Laquon TreadwellWROle Miss92
3Braxton MillerWROhio State89
4Michael ThomasWROhio State89
5Will FullerWRNotre Dame86
6Sterling ShepardWROklahoma84
7Tyler BoydWRPittsburgh82
8Josh DoctsonWRTCU82
9Pharoh CooperWRSouth Carolina77
10Rashard HigginsWRColorado State74
11Kenny LawlerWRCalifornia69
12De'Runnya WilsonWRMississippi State69
13Aaron BurbridgeWRMichigan State68
14Leonte CarrooWRRutgers65
15Thomas DuarteWRUCLA65
16Tajae SharpeWRMassachusetts
17Roger LewisWRBowling Green
18Bralon AddisonWROregon
19Cayleb JonesWRArizona
20Jordan PaytonWRUCLA
21Daniel BravermanWRWestern Michigan
22Paul McRobertsWRSE Missouri State
23D.J. FosterWRArizona State
24K.J. MayeWRMinnesota
25Keyarris GarrettWRTulsa
26Alex EricksonWRWisconsin
27Mike ThomasWRSouthern Miss
28Charone PeakeWRClemson
29Demarcus AyersWRHouston
30Byron MarshallWROregon
31Dom WilliamsWRWashington State
32Kolby ListenbeeWRTCU
33Chris BrownWRNotre Dame
34D'haquille WilliamsWRAuburn
35Malcolm MitchellWRGeorgia
36Jordan WilliamsWRBall State
37Nelson SpruceWRColorado
38MarQuez NorthWRTennessee
39Kenneth ScottWRUtah
40Cody CoreWROle Miss
41Mekale McKayWRCincinnati
42Chris MooreWRCincinnati
43Devon CajusteWRStanford
44Trevone BoykinWRTCU
45Jalin MarshallWROhio State
46Hunter SharpWRUtah State
47Jamaal JonesWRMontana
48Geronimo AllisonWRIllinois
49Jaydon MickensWRWashington
50Quinshad DavisWRNorth Carolina
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