Biography: Former receiver who moved to cornerback as a junior and started the next two seasons. Totals last year included 50/4/9 after he had 62/2/8 the prior year.
Positives: "Athletic defensive back with terrific size who is still learning the position. Shows an aggressive streak , works hard to get involved in the action and voluntarily defends the run. Mixes it up with receivers throughout the route, gets vertical and adjusts to defend passes. Displays a burst to the ball, can drive out of his plant and has the ability to quickly close to the action. Defeats blocks to make plays on the ball carrier and beats opposing receivers to defend the pass."
Negatives: Very quick out of his backpedal and prefers to side shuffle. Does not track the ball well and loses positioning to opponents down the field. Late to react at times.
Analysis: Sherman has shown improvement the past two years and could develop into a starter at the next level. At the very least he should be a competent dime back who will see action as a rookie.
John W. McDonough/SI
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