The Houston Texans worked hard to try and land a slot wide receiver in the 2014 NFL Draft but came up short. In preparation for the 2016 draft, the Texans have worked out Oklahoma’s Sterling Shepard, possibly the top slot wide receiver in this year's draft.
Shepard was highly productive during his final season in Norman, where he posted career highs in receptions (86), yards (1,288), and touchdowns (11). Shepard’s big season led to an invitation to the Reese’s Senior Bowl as well as the NFL Combine.
In four seasons with the Sooners, Shepard appeared in 50 games (41 starts), racking up 233 receptions for 3,482 yards and 26 touchdowns. Shepard also helped out in the punt return game in both his junior and senior seasons.
Shepard has also worked out for the Carolina Panthers and has a workout with the Los Angeles Rams scheduled.