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Shepard working out as DB?
Posted by VesperiaLSU on 4/1 at 2:19 pm
I apologize if this has been discussed here before but I just read it today on Daily Reveille that Russell Shepard was actually working out as a defensive back during the LSU Pro Day after being requested so by "a number of scouts". We all know that he's never played a single snap as a defensive back in his entire career (except for making a few tackles in special team). How likely do y'all think he is going to make it to NFL roster as a DB? I for one would like to see Shepard being able to continue his career in whatever way possible, but DB? Seriously?

This post was edited on 4/1 at 2:21 pm

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Posted by harry coleman beast on 4/1 at 2:19 pm to VesperiaLSU
Shepard*


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Posted by VesperiaLSU on 4/1 at 2:21 pm to harry coleman beast
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Shepard*


Corrected. Thanks!



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Posted by Choupique19 on 4/1 at 2:21 pm to VesperiaLSU
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Sheppard working out as DB?


I thought Kelvin was a linebacker?



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Posted by harry coleman beast on 4/1 at 2:22 pm to Choupique19
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I thought Kelvin was a linebacker?


Late



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Posted by VesperiaLSU on 4/1 at 2:22 pm to Choupique19
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I thought Kelvin was a linebacker?


My bad. Shepard*



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Posted by jw5377 on 4/1 at 2:22 pm to VesperiaLSU
it will be very hard...very difficult transistion to make...


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Posted by RonFNSwanson on 4/1 at 2:24 pm to VesperiaLSU
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but I just read it today


April 1, 2013



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Posted by geauxtigers585 on 4/1 at 2:25 pm to VesperiaLSU
From #1 dual threat QB in the country to mediocre WR to DB.

Thanks, Obama.



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Posted by VesperiaLSU on 4/1 at 2:26 pm to RonFNSwanson
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quote: but I just read it today
April 1, 2013


It was actually a newspaper from last Friday, so...creditable.



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Posted by Choupique19 on 4/1 at 2:27 pm to harry coleman beast
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Late


Better late than...

ah, who am I kidding?



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Posted by VesperiaLSU on 4/1 at 2:29 pm to Choupique19
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Better late than...
ah, who am I kidding?


If you guys just wanted to focus on the name typo instead of the topic itself, then just don't bother to read it. You have better things to do in your life.



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Posted by tigerpimpbot on 4/1 at 2:30 pm to VesperiaLSU
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Shepard working out as DE


With Trindon, would be the 2 fastest speed rushers in the league.



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Posted by ATLTiger on 4/1 at 2:30 pm to VesperiaLSU
Shep tweeted something about this a while back, so I'd heard it before. if he can make that move and make a roster, more power to him. difficult to imagine with his inexperience there as you noted. did he even play any defense in HS?


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Posted by Soul Gleaux on 4/1 at 2:30 pm to VesperiaLSU
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You have better things to do in your life.

Doubtful.



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Posted by SA4LSU on 4/1 at 2:36 pm to VesperiaLSU
Man the rant is tough today on April 1, it must bring out all the Internet bad asses, grammar police, and smart asses. To the op, yes he tweeted about the drills he did and felt he did "descent" back paddling and such. But no this is his first go on that side of the ball. I for one hope he makes a roster.




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Posted by harry coleman beast on 4/1 at 2:44 pm to SA4LSU
I just corrected him to save him 30 posts about kelvin sheppard so frick off

Eta: to the OP, receivers who can't catch are usually moved to DB.


This post was edited on 4/1 at 2:45 pm

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Posted by CourseyCorridor on 4/1 at 2:55 pm to geauxtigers585
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Thanks, Obama.



But didn't his value bubble under Bush?"



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Posted by EarthwormJim on 4/1 at 2:55 pm to VesperiaLSU
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for one would like to see Shepard being able to continue his career in whatever way possible, but DB? Seriously?


At this point the best way for Shep to make a roster is his versatility. He was a pretty decent tackler on special teams. He'll probably never be a starter in this league but, he's chances of making a roster improve if he shows he can play special teams, offense, and defense in a back up role.

NFL coaches love versatility when it comes to filling out the end of the roster.



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Posted by geauxranger54 on 4/1 at 3:06 pm to EarthwormJim
Shep made some good special team tackles over the years. Hes a great athlete, that cannot catch the ball. He is also pretty inteligent. He also comes from a few different positions and perspectives. DB may end up being more of a natural fit for him than many expect.


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