Kelvin Sheppard #53 ILB
Height: 6-2 Weight: 252 Age: 26
Born: 1/2/1988 Atlanta , GA
Experience: 4th season
High School: Stephenson HS [Stone Mountain, GA]
Selected By: Buffalo Bills
Pick (Overall): 4 (68)
Sheppard has the skill-set necessary to become a solid starting 4-3 outside linebacker in the NFL. Does a good job pursuing and tackling in open space and on the perimeter and can play in zone coverage but doesn't possess elite speed to consistently apply pressure off the edge or matchup in man against dangerous backs or tight ends. Struggles when cornered in a phone booth. Can be neutralized if blockers get good position and their hands on him. Takes some false steps and loses discipline with pursuit angles at times, but does possess solid instincts and awareness. Sheppard could sneak into Day 2.