Redskins Gab 2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report – CB Kelvin Sheppard

By Jeremy Fuchs

KELVIN SHEPPARD, LB, LSU

Triangle Numbers: 6-1, 250,4.7

Scouting Reports:

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Strengths:
• Adequate height and bulk with a pretty sturdy build
• Excellent instincts / awareness with top football IQ
• A reliable tackler who will also deliver the big hit
• Excels in pursuit and has sideline-to-sideline range
• Active aggressive and intense with a non-stop motor
• Versatile and capable of playing multiple positions
• Tough, durable and will play through pain / injuries
• A hard worker and great leader on and off the field
• Is also capable of contributing on special teams
• Very productive with lots of high-quality experience

Weaknesses:
• Average athleticism and agility and is a bit stiff
• Is not real fast or explosive and lacks a burst
• Lacks the fluid hips to turn and run in coverage
• Will often struggle to take on and shed blockers
• Doesn’t flash much power and isn’t real physical
• Might not be able to stay on field for every down

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