Biography: Three-year starter who also saw extensive action with the first team as a freshman. All-Conference selection as a senior after totals of 63.3%/2451/21/10. Junior totals included 2000 passing yards and 15 touchdowns.
Positives: High-percentage passer who makes good decisions behind center. Remains poised in the pocket, buys time for receivers and does a terrific job commanding the offense. Displays a sense of timing, makes proper choices and throws a catchable ball. Looks off the safety and always on the same page as his targets. Puts air under the ball and displays good accuracy, placing passes where only his man can make the reception. Throws tight spirals, stands strong in the pocket and accurate down the field. Elusive and displays the ability to avoid the rush.
Negatives: Lacks pocket stature and height. Does not possess the big-time arm and struggles getting speed on throws or driving the deep pass.
Analysis: Shepard is a productive and tough quarterback who effectively ran the offense at a small school level. He's very accurate in the short and intermediate field and would be a good addition to a timing or West Coast offense.
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