Friday, September 30, 2016

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[This Sterling Shepard Scouting Report, with a Vikings slant, has been provided to Vikings Territory by Draft Season. Be sure to check back for more and also be sure to visit Draft Season to quench your NFL Draft thirst. All previously published scouting reports can be found by clicking here.]

Sterling Shepard | Wide Receiver, Oklahoma

Measurements

Height – 5’10”
Weight – 193 lbs.
Age – 21-22 yrs.

At First Glance

First Team All-Big 12

Projected Round:

2nd to 3rd Round

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Stefon Diggs a #1 receiver
photo courtesy of vikings.com

Recently in the Vikings Territory writers room, the topic of Stefon Diggs came up, and to my surprise, a healthy chunk of the staff was not sold on him as a legitimate #1 wide receiver. Pardon? The hands, the speed, the razor sharp route running? The ability to chase down blatant overthrows? I’m firmly of the opinion that Diggs has everything you want in a #1 wideout, so the only option here was to throw the challenge flag and dust off the ol’ coin toss.

Adam explained how the coin toss works in this post from a few weeks ago, but basically it’s an argument between two VT writers. Simple enough. The prolific Austin Belisle volunteered to be the voice of the dissenters, and argue Diggs is NOT a #1 receiver. Here we go!

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The term “low rider” certainly applies to USC nose tackle Antwaun Woods for his stocky low center of gravity. After two years of spot duty, Woods made the most of his opportunities as a junior starting 10 games and collecting 37 tackles and one sack. As a senior in 2015, Woods compiled 41 tackles, seven for loss, and three sacks as he proved to be an immovable object in the middle of the Trojan’s defensive front.

Antwaun Woods | Defensive Tackle, USC

Measurements

Height – 6’0″
Weight – 329 lbs.
Age – 23 yrs.

At First Glance

First Team All-PAC 12.

Projected Round:

6th – 7th

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Image courtesy of Vikings.com

The Vikings rumor mill and speculation machine are both currently examining the situation in Minnesota regarding Matt Kalil and his $11.1 million salary for 2016. On March 9th, that salary becomes fully guaranteed and forces Rick Spielman to make a decision on the left tackle position very soon.

In a vacuum, Kalil is certainly a dubious investment when it comes to such a sizable chunk of the salary cap. However, that you’ll find someone to play the position better than him anytime soon is also a risky proposition.

The ideal situation, for both the team and the player, would probably be to come to a long-term extension agreement that lowers Kalil’s cap hit while also providing him some long-term guarantees. That also puts the Vikings in a position to again overpay, over a longer period of time, for a player that has been inconsistent (at best) so far in his career.

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