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FORMER VANDERBILT WR WILL SHEPPARD COMMITS TO COLORADO



WHO IS WILL SHEPPARD?

 


Former Vanderbilt wide receiver Will Sheppard has committed to Colorado. The 6-foot-3-inch wideout chose Coach Prime’s Buffaloes as his landing spot to continue his collegiate career. Sheppard entered the transfer portal on December 4, 2023, and has one year of eligibility remaining.

 

WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF THE COMMITMENT FOR COLORADO?

 

Will Sheppard is the second wide receiver the Buffaloes have brought in via the Transfer Portal, joining Terrell Timmons, Jr. from North Carolina State. Sheppard gives Coach Prime and quarterback Shedeur Sanders a big target, something the Colorado depth chart for receivers is lacking.

 

HOW QUICKLY CAN WILL SHEPPARD CONTRIBUTE AT COLORADO?

 

Of the seven receivers on the depth chart, only two are seniors. The three starters for the 2023 season should keep their spots into 2024. Sheppard gives the Buffaloes a veteran receiver who is big, which should help him get on the field more. With the Colorado offense being pass-heavy Sheppard should be able to make his way into the rotation and get a decent amount of targets.

 


SCOUTING WILL SHEPPARD

 

Will Sheppard is a very good receiver with great length. He is smart, setting defenders up to get open. He has strong hands and wins most battles for the ball. Very good at catching back-shoulder throws. Gives Colorado yet another weapon in the passing game. Underutilized at Vanderbilt because of the simplicity of the Commodores’ offense. Should be able to add more routes to his route tree while in Colorado. Finished his career at Vanderbilt with 152 catches for 2,067 yards and 21 touchdowns.

 

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