Nathan Shepherd, DT, Fort Hays State
Shepherd finished his career at Fort Hays State, where he played in 36 career games, had 168 tackles, 27.0 for loss, and 10.0 sacks. He also had 2 forced fumbles. He has great size, he has good speed, is a tackling machine, and has good instincts. He is very powerful, is a relentless defender, and commands double teams. He gets good pressure on the quarterback, and is a good pass rusher. He is also a defensive play maker, and a difference maker on defense. He also gets a good push on the offensive line, and he does not get pushed around that easily at the line of scrimmage. On the other hand, he has issues with fast quarterbacks, and running backs at times, but that does not hurt his game. With that said, I see Shepherd being a day 2 pick when it is all said and done.