Most of you will probably tell me I'm crazy for even saying this, but after watching film and workouts of Nathan Shepherd, I can't help but draw comparisons to Fletcher Cox. Here are a lot of ways that they compare and why I think that Shepherd will be a very solid player for us, despite being from a smaller program: -Both are incredible athletes for their size (hand speed, quick off the ball, agile) -Use their hands well, pack a punch and can drive back blockers -Both drew double teams at the college level -Both have extremely high motors and relentless in pursuit, good character guys -Both we're considered raw with their technique coming out of school, Cox still mainly uses strength and tenacity alone to get home. He is not known for an array of moves. Shepherd will be similar -Cox was only a 2 year starter Cox is from a larger program and was younger coming out, but Shepherd is in amazing shape and has low mileage, he can play into his mid 30s. Barring injury, I will stand behind this post and I think he can be an immediate contributor. The kid has the right mentality and will do anything to succeed, but also has raw ability.....which is where he differs from a guy like robot Mauldin.