Russell Shepard on defense
Do you think when he didnt pan out well as receiver that he should have been tried maybe as a defensive back? Dude has speed and athletic ability but just cant catch I think he may have made a great DB, corner to be exact
Mills, Simon, and Collins are all better CBs. RS10 has never played a down on CB in the SEC, he wouldn't magically become a great DB. He is fast, but let's be honest, later on in his career, he wasn't running away from everyone. Safeties and DBs from other teams were able to close on him downfield. He had one shot to make it as a big time CFB player and that was to pull a Percy Harvin and be RB/WR/PR/KR hybrid. RS10's problem is he doesn't catch the ball well. He was never able to develop fully in game situations because JJ had a rough time throwing accurately and RS10 ran poor WR routes. This year he was buried on the depth chart behind better WRs.
RS10 is a great ambassador for the program and is forever a tiger and I wish him nothing but the best, but he just didn't do it at the CFB level. He will get his shot to make it to the next level, but there are some major flaws in his game that he needs to fix to play in the NFL. For the record, I hope he makes it.