BIO: Two-year starter academically ineligible as a true freshman. Totaled 194/854/11 on the ground last season, adding 20/183/1 receiving. Posted career rushing numbers of 338/1,531/12 as a junior also adding 44/304/1 receiving.
POSITIVES: Stocky, tough ballcarrier with good intangibles. Runs with forward lean, gets lost behind lineman and finds his way through the small openings in the defense. Quick-footed with the ability to immediately cut back against the grain. Patient, waits for blocks to develop and quickly gets through the open hole. Helps the quarterback sell ball fakes and a solid receiver out of the backfield.
NEGATIVES: Not a big, strong, sturdy runner who breaks tackles or picks up yardage off initial contact. Solid playing speed, yet not a back who can run to daylight.
ANALYSIS: A multi-purpose skill player, Sherrell has good potential as a third down back in the NFL, as the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield gives him a decided advantage.