Scouting Report: Brandon Shed, WR, Hobart

Number: #5 | Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL | Height: 6020 | Weight: 192 | Forty: 4.55E | Hand: 9018 | Arm: 3348 | Wingspan: 7778 | Class: 2018

SCOUTING REPORT

The DIII standout proved that he belongs, showcasing his crisp route running (significantly improved from what we saw on film a year ago), while consistently winning in one-one-one isolation situations/red zone matchups. He does a nice job adjusting to the ball with excellent awareness and has some wiggle in the open field. Has a quick first step off the line and runs a sharp slant pattern, however he needs to learn how to get his head turned around faster on a more consistent basis. He made a living on the go route this past season for the Statesmen, in addition to making numerous back shoulder catches and has some wiggle to him in the open field. Lined up exclusively on the outside at Hobart. Still room for improvement on his route-running tree and technique. The step up in competition didn’t seem to phase him at all during the week of the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. He’s working out with Eric Kresser and Abe Elam — both former NFL players who starred at Palm Beach Gardens and Cardinal Newman, leading up to the draft — and also taking classes. Has worked extensively with former NFL players Eric Kresser and Abe Elam. His frame and game might remind you some of Ramses Barden coming out of Cal-Poly. He could be selected anywhere on day three, to priority free agent status.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2017: NFLPA Collegiate Bowl … All-Liberty League first team … D3football.com preseason All-America first team … Lindy’s Sports preseason All-America first team … Hero Sports preseason All-America second team … Led the Liberty League in yards per catch (15.7) and ranked second in receiving yards, fourth in receptions and fifth in receiving touchdowns … Had at least one reception in every game, extending his streak of games with a catch to 31, one shy of the Hobart record … Four games with at least 100 yards receiving … Caught nine passes for a season-high 132 yards against eventual national semifinalist Brockport … Scored a pair of touchdowns in the win over Endicott … Caught four passes for 111 yards and a TD at Hartwick … Pulled in a season-high 10 passes for 103 yards at Union … Caught three passes for 121 yards, breaking the Hobart career record for receiving yards, on Senior Day against St. Lawrence.

2016: D3football.com All-America first team … ECAC North All-Star first team … D3football.com All-East first team … All-Liberty League first team … Bill Middleton Memorial Football Award … Started all 11 games … Ranked third in the nation in receiving touchdowns with a Hobart record 17 … Ranked fifth in the nation in receiving yards with a Hobart record 1,284 … Ranked ninth in the nation in receiving yards per game with a Hobart record 116.7 … Also ranked in the top 40 in the nation in total touchdowns (21st, 17), points (25th, 102), points per game (29th, 9.3) and receptions per game (39th, 6.7) … Had at least four receptions in every game … Produced seven games with 100 or more receiving yards … Opened the year with 11 receptions for 190 yards and two TDs at Brockport … Caught six passes for 106 yards and three touchdowns in the win over Union … His 23-yard TD with just 2:16 remaining proved to be the game winner against the Dutchmen … Registered five receptions for 113 yards in the win over Springfield … His 18-yard TD with 1:47 was the game winner against the Pride … Broke the Hobart game record for receiving yards and tied the mark for receptions at St. Lawrence … Pulled in 12 passes for 241 yards and two touchdowns against the Saints … Earned a spot on the D3football.com National Team of the Week for his efforts against SLU … Logged five receptions for 132 yards and two TDs against Rochester for a season-high 26.4 yards per reception.

2015: All-Liberty League second team … Bill Middleton Memorial Award … Started all 10 games … Finished the year with 37 receptions for a team-high 700 yards … Ranked second in the Liberty League in receiving yards per game (70.0) and receiving touchdowns (8) … Caught at least one pass in every game … Opened the season with five receptions for 64 yards in the win at Dickinson … Produced the first of four 100-yard receiving days against WPI, making two catches for 132 yards and a touchdown against the Engineers … Logged eight receptions for 128 yards against Rensselaer … Made five catches for a season-high 179 yards and three touchdowns in the win at Union … Named the Liberty League Offensive Performer of the Week for his performance against the Dutchmen … Finished the season with five receptions for 101 yards and two touchdowns in the win at Rochester.

2014: Played in 12 games … Averaged a team-high 24.0 yards per catch … Caught two passes for a season-high 103 yards and two touchdowns in the win at Curry … Named the Liberty League and ECAC Northwest Rookie of the Week for his efforts against the Colonels … Recorded a season-high three receptions for 41 yards in the win at WPI … Made one catch for 32 yards in the Liberty League Championship clinching win at St. Lawrence … Caught one pass for 18 yards in the NCAA playoff win over sixth-ranked Johns Hopkins.

The Benjamin School: Coached by Ron Ream … Played wide receiver, quarterback, running back, cornerback, safety, and returned kicks and punts … Earned a spot on the all-conference first team … Named the team’s Offensive Player of the Year … Also played basketball for the Buccaneers … Served as a team captain on the hardwood … Named the Defensive and Offensive Player of the Year in hoops.

CAREER STATS

RECEIVING GP Rec Yards Td Long Rec/G Avg/C Avg/G
2014 11 9 216 2 83 0.8 24.0 19.6
2015 10 37 700 8 81 3.7 18.9 70.0
2016 11 74 1284 17 75 6.7 17.4 116.7
2017 10 48 754 5 63 4.8 15.7 75.4

SCORING GP TD Rush Rcv Ret FG PAT PAT2 Total Avg/G
2014 11 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 12 1.1
2015 10 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 48 4.8
2016 11 17 0 17 0 0 0 0 102 9.3
2017 10 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 30 3.0

TACKLES GP UA A Total TFL TFLY PD FF FR BLK
2014 11 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 10 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 11 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 10 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0

ALL PURPOSE GP RUSH RCV PR KR IR TOTAL AVG/G
2014 11 0 216 0 0 0 216 19.6
2015 10 0 700 0 0 0 700 70.0
2016 11 0 1284 0 0 0 1284 116.7
2017 10 0 754 0 0 0 754 75.4
Total 42 0 2954 0 0 0 2954 70.3

(Photo: Palm Beach Post)

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