Quite possibly the most under-utilized player in the history of LSU football - considering the hype and talent he had entering college. Fact is he was too under-sized for running back and not good enough hands for go-to wide receiver. Very skilled with the ball in his hands. I don't get it either.
Yes! Some guys don't have a specific position, they are just "football players." Shepard is one of those guys. All the LSU coaching staff had to do in order to figure out how to utilize Shepard was turn on the 2008 & 2009 Ole Miss game tape and watch Dexter McCluster. He was a guy who didn't necessarily have a position, but they found a way to get him the ball all the time. He lined up in the both slot and outside at WR. He took snaps as a QB and was a threat to run or pass. He lined up at RB, as well as returned punts and kicks. Many times he was Ole Miss's only threat on offense, yet he made play after play!
Yes, LSU may have had better talent than Ole Miss at most of the traditional skill positions, but I think we'd all agree that LSU's offense wasn't exactly a juggernaut in 2009 & 2010. Certainly a little creativity in getting the ball in Shepard's hands couldn't have hurt