NFL Draft: Former Sooner Sterling Shepard Drafted By Giants


Friday, April 29th 2016, 4:44 pm
By: Brett Coppenbarger


After an injury-free senior season at Oklahoma, Sterling Shepard was drafted by the New York Giants on Friday in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. 

Shepard is a lethal pass catcher, and will likely line up in the slot for the Giants and should have an immediate impact as a reliable target next to Odell Beckham Jr. 

Shepard totaled 233 catches for 3,482 yards in his four years in Norman, while he cemented himself as one of the more likeable Sooners in recent memory. 

On the phone... pic.twitter.com/GCbjPWEdkL

— Brad Galbreath (@bradgalbreath) April 29, 2016

Shepard is a lethal pass catcher, and will likely line up in the slot for the Giants and should have an immediate impact as a reliable target next to Odell Beckham Jr. 

"He reminds me of Julian Edelman"
- @MikeMayock

Sterling Shepard will be catching passes from Eli Manning#NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/zM0WY5Gx30

— #NFLDraft (@nflnetwork) April 29, 2016

Odell Beckham will find he's not THAT much better than the receiver the Giants just drafted, Sterling Shepard.

— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) April 30, 2016

Shepard totaled 233 catches for 3,482 yards in his four years in Norman, while he cemented himself as one of the more likeable Sooners in recent memory. 

Eli, the @NYGiantsUpdate & the Big Apple will love @sterl_shep3 SterlingShepard. Oklahoma's finest. Big-time on & off field. @news9 #Sooners

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) April 30, 2016

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