HAYS, Kan. – Fort Hays State hosted a Pro Day at the Schmidt/Bickle Indoor Training Facility Monday with scouts from nearly 15 NFL teams on hand to see NFL Draft hopeful Nathan Shepherd work on specific defensive drills, while also taking measurements for FHSU senior kicker Brandon Brown.
Brown, along with senior long snapper Reid Buckingham from Emporia State, performed measurable tests for scouts. Brown went on to have a successful performance kicking field goals outdoors from several distances.
Shepherd did not perform any tests that are measurable since he already put up tremendous numbers in the NFL Combine just over a week ago. Rather, he performed specific defensive lineman drills for a few NFL defensive line coaches on hand along with the scouts. Shepherd worked out for about 15-20 minutes before talking with local media invited to the session.
Fort Hays State also had four juniors participate in Pro Day drills, potentially grabbing the attention of scouts for next year.
Below are Shepherd’s NFL Combine numbers…
Arms: 32 3/8″
Hands: 10 1/8″
40-Yard Dash: 5.09 seconds
Vertical Jump: 31 inches
Broad Jump: 112.0 inches
3 Cone Drill: 7.5 seconds
20-Yard Shuttle: 4.53 seconds
There has been plenty of buzz surrounding Nathan Shepherd throughout the NFL community since his breakout performance at the Reese’s Senior Bowl and then his solid performance at the NFL Combine. His prospect grade of 5.64 at the NFL Combine projects him with a chance to become a starter in the NFL.