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Kelvin Sheppard

Kelvin Sheppard
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Inside Linebacker

LSU


College Position: Inside Linebacker
School: LSU
Grade: Senior
Height: 6-3
Weight: 240
Birthdate: 01-02-1988
Draft Projection: Fourth
Overall Rank: Unranked
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Inside Linebacker (6)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2011 Draft by the Buffalo Bills in the 3rd round with the #4 pick.
Sheppard was a standout defender for the Bayou Bengals and developed into a leader on and off the field. He is lacking in athleticism but is a thumper who should fit in well in the Buffalo 3-4.

Combine Results



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Strengths

  • Athletic inside linebacker prospect
  • Versatile - experience inside and outside (may project best to weak side)
  • Has the speed to make plays sideline to sideline
  • Good lateral agility allows him to make plays down the line
  • Moves well in space and looks fluid in coverage
  • Diagnoses plays
  • Times blitzes well and makes plays in the backfield
  • Productive and around the football - over 100 tackles in 2009 and 2010
  • Good size
  • Leader of one of the best defenses in the country - makes defensive calls
  • Experienced - 3 year starter
  

Weaknesses

  • Lacks the build and physical style to play inside in a 3-4
  • Is not a big hitter
  • Tends to let the action come to him rather than anticipate and react
  • Struggles to seal the edge
  • Not overly physical

News

2011 NFL Draft Recap: AFC East Grades - May 10 (Fran Duffy)
Chris Maier's 2011 NFL Draft Winners and Losers - May 3 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: Inside Linebacker - Apr 22 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Scouting Combine: Defensive Tackle, Defensive End and Linebacker Recap - Feb 28 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl Report Card: Winners and Losers and Game Evaluation (Doug Lancy) - Jan 29 (Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: South Practice Day Two - Jan 25 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: South Team Heights Weights and More - Jan 24 (Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl Preview: Who and What to Watch - Jan 22 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: Confirmed Players - Jan 6 (Chris Maier)
A Draftniks Guide to the Bowl Games: Week 3 (Jan 1 - 9) - Dec 31 (Doug Lancy)

Mock Draft Results


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