Second SEC Defender Selected By Buffalo
Kelvin Sheppard, ILB, LSU, 6’3 240
Position Ranking: #3
Strengths: Sheppard showed continual improvement in his technique and coverage responsibilities over the course of his career at LSU; a coachable player who works to get better. Did a good job putting his defense in the best position to make plays along the front seven. Leader of the defense. Showed very good gap discipline in run support and became a better tackler the more he was on the field.
Was asked to play underneath coverage in the passing game, and shows good awareness on routes and understands how to put himself in the proper position to disrupt the pass in his zone area. Shows quick recognition and burst as he releases into pursuit towards the opposite side of the field. Can effectively sift and scrape past lineman to make a play on the ball carrier. Good stamina and plays at the same pace for four quarters. Gives consistent effort. A tackling machine who leaves LSU with over 300 tackles in his career.
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