Jason’s Early 2018 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Fort Hays State DT Nathan Shepherd

Basics:

Name- Nathan Shepherd
Position- DT
College- Fort Hays State
Jersey Number- 97
Class- Senior

Measurements:

Height- 6’5
Weight- 300 lbs

Pros:

Has great size
Has good speed
A tackling machine
Very experienced
Has a non stop motor
Is in on every play
Does not give up on many plays
A tough nosed player
Has good instincts
Very powerful
A relentless defender
Commands double teams
Gets good pressure on the QB
Is a good pass rusher
A defensive play maker
A difference maker on defense
Put up a good amount of sacks at Fort Hays Stats
Gets a good push on the offensive line
Does not get pushed around that easily at the line of scrimmage
Does a great job of bringing the ball carrier down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Cons:

Has issues with fast QBs and backs at times

Career Stats:

Games Played: 36, Tackles: 168, Tackles For Loss: 27.0, Sacks: 10.0, Forced Fumbles: 2