According to CBS’ draft prospect rankings, Shepard should be selected in the second or third round. Although he doesn’t have a first-round grade currently, NFL Media’s Mike Mayock said Shepard was one of the most impressive pass-catchers at the Combine. He led wide receivers with 20 reps on the bench press, was tied for the highest vertical jump at 41 inches and ran a 4.48 40-yard dash, which landed him a spot among the ten fastest receivers.
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2. QB Carson Wentz
The Buccaneers aren’t in the market for a quarterback. Even if they were, Wentz will be off the board by the time the ninth pick comes around. He performed well in the 40, recording the third-fastest time among quarterbacks, and had the second-furthest broad jump. Where Wentz was particularly impressive, though, was throwing the ball. After the quarterbacks finished working out, NFL Media’s Kurt Warner listed Wentz as his top-preforming quarterback on the day.
On Friday, Georgia running back Keith Marshall ran a 4.31 40-yard dash, the fastest time of the day. Marshall still has the fastest 40 time at the Combine, but was nearly edged out by Fuller on Saturday. The former Notre Dame wide receiver recorded a 4.32, which was the fastest among wide receivers. TCU’s Kolby Listenbee ran a 4.35, the second-fastest time, while California’s Trevor David followed with a 4.42.
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4. TE Austin Hooper
Arkansas’ Hunter Henry, who many believe is the top tight end prospect in this year’s draft class, was limited during his work at the combine; the only measured drill he participated in was the bench press. With Henry skipping many drills, Hooper, Mike Mayock’s No. 2 tight end, may have begun to close the gap. Hooper was near the top in every drill he participated in, including finishing fourth among tight ends in the 40 and bench press.