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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; i'm skeptical of the lsu d-backs they all sucked the last few games, or just tanked it to get ready for the draft clearly something went haywire. just my OP....

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Old 03-31-2013, 10:25 PM   #11
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Re: Saints show intrest in LSU's Russell Sheppard

i'm skeptical of the lsu d-backs they all sucked the last few games, or just tanked it to get ready for the draft clearly something went haywire. just my OP.
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Re: Saints show intrest in LSU's Russell Sheppard

I see Tyran Mathieu dropping far, mental strength is just not there. I also noticed his reps were low. I thought he was a lot stronger.
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looks like he just moved from UDFA to later round prospect. round 6 possibilities?
i am not a LSU homer so i have to go with the board but i do know the bouncing around he has done so he is an interesting prospect to develop.
can he tackle and how much work is needed in read react? WR time should help with that.
Yeah, I'm thinking UDFA practice squad candidate.
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UDFA Defensive Back...why not?!?
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UDFA Defensive Back...why not?!?
Shepard was a Swiss Army knife of sorts at Pro Day. Not only did he participate in wide receiver drills, but also did kick/punt return work along with going through defensive back drills. He has made the statement that he will do whatever it takes to get a shot in the NFL and he means it..

According to NFL.com, Shepard was actually told by several scouts that he might fit best as a defensive back in the NFL. During the Pro Day workout he ran two 4.46 40-yard dashes and had a 38.5 inch vertical leap. At 6'1" and 196 lbs. they were compared to "defensive back measurables."
We can keep players on the PS for 2 years. He possibly could become a DB during that time.

Any LSU fans care to comment on his work ethic?
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He was supposed to be all world recruit... yet could not crack starting lineup despite showing flashes a time or two. He might develop... eventually. Not that any NFL team might have time for that development.

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Our coaches seem to find a lot of the "diamonds in the rough"
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I see Tyran Mathieu dropping far, mental strength is just not there. I also noticed his reps were low. I thought he was a lot stronger.
I like Tyran as a player. But because of his past and addiction to stupid things I do not think it is a good idea to keep him this close to home.
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I love Russell Shepherd and Spencer Ware as top targets for undrafted FA after the draft! These are the guys I like us drafting from LSU: Keke Mingo with pick 15, or if we trade for two more picks like I'm hoping then we could draft Tyran Mathieu in the 3rd along with.and also maybe if we can snag Eric Ried if he falls! LSU is loaded I like Tharold Simon in the 5th he'll end up being a shutdown corner because of his speed and length along with his agility! I think Bennie Logan could be like RJF in that he can be a starter in 3-4 DE and be a backup NT! He is definitely worth a 4th rounder! Then if we were still in a 4-3 I would be like we got to have Sam Montgomery and Lavar Edwards they will shine too!
I like how you think but I say Michael Ford is better yhan Spencer Ware and behind Mingo(Swilling look alike) my fav Tiger coming out is J.C. Copeland(Ironhead).
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Re: Saints show intrest in LSU's Russell Sheppard

In high school Shepherd was a pretty good QB coming out of Texas but he couldn't beat out Jefferson at LSU so that sounds like he couldn't grasp the plays. He has decent speed and at 6'1" I would love to see if he can play DB but again the biggest question is can he tackle. UDFA training camp at DB, I would be OK with that.
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