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play2win
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Great article on Darrius Shepherd here I thought you guys might dig:

https://mavensports.io/p...-5PfRQep-6kONo0W9qI1fdw/ 

I really like this player and think he is essentially a lock for the 53 man roster. Tough as nails. Runs great routes. Catches just about everything. Phenomenal WR in the slot. Good returner.
Cheesey
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It’s going to be tough. They seem to have several good WRs.
How do you figure out who to cut, when so many guys look like NFL talent?
I wouldn’t want to be the guy to make that decision.
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4.6, 5'11"

Better have some short area burst, change of direction.
gbguy20
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Originally Posted by: nerdmann 

4.6, 5'11"

Better have some short area burst, change of direction.



Sounds like a no to me
play2win
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Hey dudes, read the article. It will shed some light on what he does, what he brings, in spite of a poor 40 time. Really, you'll understand this WR a little better.

Shepherd is one of those football players through and through, and his ability to get behind faster defenders is uncanny. Smart as all get out. He has all the burst and change of direction you'll need to get the job done right. He always does. Great route runner, knows how to mirror a QB when plays break down, phenomenal natural slot receiver. This from another article on Darrius Shepherd:

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“The key with him is he's been really good mentally,” Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said. “He's not having any mistakes or repeat mistakes with plays as far as alignment. He's fine in his feel, running routes. I think he's a very shifty guy. I think he can play in the slot, be effective.”

Shepherd was certainly effective at North Dakota State, where he played the 2015 season with Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and helped the Bison win three national championships (2015, 2017-18).

Shepherd finished his career with 188 receptions for 2,841 yards and 20 touchdowns. And last year, Pro Football Focus gave Shepherd the second-highest grade among receivers after he caught 62 passes for 1,085 yards and nine TDs.

“I hoped someone was going to take a shot on me,” Shepherd told reporters last week.

The Packers did — and could wind up with a steal.



https://www.forbes.com/s...ining-camp/#15f7034839b1 
nerdmann
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Heard on postgame, one of these shows he actually did run a 4.57. Just for the record.
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I have always thought 40 times in underwear drills are demonstrative, but not necessarily indicative of game speed.

Ready set go speed sans pads, without being hit, is no substitute for 'quicks'. Josh Jackson, IMO is fast, but does not have 'quicks'.

This kid has quicks and I hope we keep him.
yooperfan
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I would certainly take Shepherd over JMon Moore at this point in time, and possibly Davis as well.
Moore could be safely stashed on the practice squad, I doubt anyone would claim him to put him on their 53
nerdmann
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Originally Posted by: yooperfan 

I would certainly take Shepherd over JMon Moore at this point in time, and possibly Davis as well.
Moore could be safely stashed on the practice squad, I doubt anyone would claim him to put him on their 53



Moore is like Davante's mini me. He just needs to hang onto it. Shepherd is like Robert Brooks' mini me. 😁
play2win
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No. Shepherd is the real deal. Not sure what JMon is. Shepherd is one of those guys who will out work anyone, who will out study anyone, out play anyone simply for the love of the game. I'm 100% convinced of this. What a great character to go undrafted, unsigned, through that entire process, and learn the playbook of Matt LaFleur faster than any of the QBs.

That says something about the man. He wants this badly, though, much like Brooks, coming in with a better skill set, I would imagine.
gbguy20
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P2w is very passionate about this guy
PackerTraxx
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If he is as good as Robert Brooks and stays healthy I would be extremely pleased.
KRK
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I like guys who actually get it done on the field, instead of guys with a ‘great ceiling’.

If its Shephard or Moore, I’ll take Shepard all day.
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