LSU Football: Breaking Down Highs and Lows of WR Russell Shepard's Skill Set

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LSU Football: Breaking Down Highs and Lows of WR Russell Shepard's Skill Set
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When one thinks of the word "bust" associated with college football players, names such as Ryan Leaf, JaMarcus Russell and Vernon Gholston often come to mind.

But those guys were all studs in the college ranks and just plummeted at the NFL level.

What about players who had sky-high expectations out of high school and just never made it at the college level?

A prime example of that would be LSU senior-to-be Russell Shepard.

The former high school quarterback arrived at LSU as one of the most highly-touted recruits in the country in 2009. He was ranked as the No. 1 athlete in the nation and No. 7 prospect overall in that class, according to Rivals.com.

But since that time, it has been a continuous uphill battle for Sheppard as he has failed to live up to the lofty expectations he arrived at Baton Rouge with.

This year could be Sheppard's last chance to prove his doubters wrong, so will he finally be able to utilize those incredible skills that made him such a sought-after prospect coming out of high school? What are those skills, and why hasn't he been able to put it all together in college?

Let's go ahead and break down the highs and lows of Russell Shepard's skill set.

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