Breaking Down WR Sterling Shepard and OG Landon Turner

Sterling Shepard – WR – Oklahoma Size – 5102 – 194 – 4.48 Strong Points – Productive (233 career receptions, 26 TD’s). Quick, fast, smooth with excellent body control and change of direction. Very good hands and excellent ability to adjust to the ball in the air. Able to high point the ball. Very good route runner who is extremely quick in and out of cuts. Consistently able to get separation. Run after catch skills, returns punts. Weak Points – May be too short for some clubs liking. Summation – Really the only thing this player lacks is ideal size. He will measure in the 5’10” range. He is a very good athlete with speed and body control. Has a very quick release and is able to avoid or fight through jams. Very good routes and hands. Makes the acrobatic type catches. Quick, fast and elusive after the catch. Can also be used to return punts. Similar to Brandin Cooks (New Orleans). Is the ideal slot but can also play outside.     Landon Turner – OG – North Carolina Size – 6037 – 330 -5.58 Strong Points – Huge man, naturally strong, when he latches on, it’s all over. Can get movement with run blocks. Anchors well in pass protection. Adequate use of hands. Weak Points – Needs to lose at least 10 pounds. His size. Limits his movement skills especially in space. Can be more of a waist bender than a knee bender. No speed. Not explosive. Summation – A three year starter for North Carolina at guard. Almost entered the Draft a year ago. He’s a productive college player but overweight. As big as he is, he lacks movement skills and it hurts his ability to bend and play in space. He is very strong but he is more of a pusher than an explosive type. In pass pro, he can block the bull rush well, but has trouble when his opponent redirects. He lacks the agility to consistently mirror. May be better off at center but he has to lose at least 10 pounds regardless. Late pick with upside if he gets himself in good shape. Follow Greg on Twitter @greggabe

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