Nathan Shepherd – 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Nathan Shepherd

DT

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
DT Fort Hays State 97 SR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'5 300 N/A 6'3 315 32 3/8 10 1/8

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
5.09 31 9'4 DNP 7.5 4.53

Overview:

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.

Strengths:

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 State

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

Weaknesses:

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