Fort Hays State University hosted a Pro Day on Monday at the Schmidt/Bickle Indoor Training Facility. Scouts from nearly 15 NFL teams were on hand to see NFL Draft hopeful Nathan Shepherd work on specific defensive drills, while also taking measurements for FHSU senior kicker Brandon Brown. The event was closed to the public.
Brown along with another senior player from Emporia State, performed measurable tests for scouts. Brown went on to have a successful performance kicking field goals outdoors from several distances.
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 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.