2018 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about NATHAN SHEPHERD: Fort Hays State, 6036 315 5.12. Three-year starter from Ajax, Ontario in Canada. Very good height, outstanding bulk, with decent arm length. Has good athletic ability with good speed, change of direction, explosiveness, and balance. Solid run defender, he has very good play strength to reset the line of scrimmage and plays with inside hands. Quick to shed blockers. Can bend, but comes out of his hips too early which causes him to play high. Doesn’t process blocking schemes or find the ball very well. Solid effort to chase along the line of scrimmage and is a good tackler. Average pass rusher, has good upfield burst and likes to work a rip, and escapes tight to the blocker’s hip to limit the guard’s ability to recover. Solid bull rush. Needs to work on his pass rush plan both pre and post snap. Overall he may be lacking in fundamentals and mental processing, but has outstanding pro physical potential. Projects as a good backup tackle with starter potential. 2017 stats: 38 T, 12.5 TFL, 4 sacks, 4 QBH. Edge speed:left 2.37, right 2.04. OSR:10/22. Fourth/fifth round. (A-32 3/8, H-10 1/8, BP-DNP, 10-1.79).