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Derek Sherrod
Round 1, Pick 32
Position: T
Class:  4Sr
Conference: Southeastern
HT: 6-5.5
WT: 310
40 Time: 5.18
Biography: Three-year starter at left tackle awarded all-Conference honors as a senior.

Positives: "Athletic blind side tackle with a lot of upside. Plays with good lean, keeps his hands active throughout the action, and stays square. Better than average quickness off the edge, can slide his feet, and is a terrific position blocker who seals defenders from the play. Fluid moving around the field, quick out to the second level, and redirects to linebackers, taking them from the action. Blocks with good knee bend and pad level."

Negatives: Possesses average strength at the point of attack and struggles to finish off opponents. Much better pass protector than run blocker.

Analysis: "Sherrod has been a consistent player at Mississippi State and possesses all the skills necessary to develop into a left tackle at the next level. He'll need time to physically mature and add strength to his frame, but he is one of the better blind side tackle prospects in this draft."

Projection: 2nd
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