Kelvin Sheppard Scouting Report
Kelvin Sheppard
Kelvin Sheppard - LSU (HT: 6-1⅞ - WT: 250)
Combine 40: DNP - Position Rank: 3 of 30

Positives: Has pretty good speed for his size and position... Adequate at reading plays quickly, but can sometimes take extra time and look timid when diagnosing... Very solid production in the last two seasons (226 tackles, five sacks, three forced fumbles, two interceptions)... Did not record less than seven tackles in any games during senior season... Fairly sure tackler, wraps up well and has the ability to drive through tackles at contact... Vocal leader, fires up his teammates, makes sure everyone is in place before the snap... Has never dealt with any serious injuries, is durable and reliable from week to week.

Negatives: Susceptible to misdirection plays, flows with plays well, but can be fooled by end-arounds and counters... Plays too high at times and leaves his lower body open to cut blocks, needs to play lower and use hands to shield off blockers coming in at his ankles... Can get engulfed at the line of scrimmage, needs to be able to scrape across the field or shoot gaps to avoid blockers and get to the ball carrier... Has never been asked to blitz much, mainly a read-and-react linebacker... Limited upside, does everything fairly well, but doesn't appear to have a high ceiling in any particular facet of the game.

  311 136 175 26 6 2 0 0
2007 LSU   21 15 6 2 0 2 0 0 0
2008 LSU   64 25 39 ½ 1 0 0 0
2009 LSU   110 50 60 1 1 1 0 0
2010 LSU   116 46 70 11 4 2 1 0 0

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