Derek Sherrod scouting report

Derek Sherrod OT Mississippi State
Ht: 6’6″

Wt: 312

Prototypical size for an NFL lineman. A three-year starter at left tackle. A smart kid on and off the field. Team captain in 2010. Very solid fundamentals both in pass protection and run blocking.
Solid across the board, but not great at anything. Athleticism is only average, and may not allow for him to play left tackle at the next level.
Sherrod is a solid but unspectacular lineman. He doesn’t have an exceptionally high ceiling, but his floor isn’t very low either. At worst, he develops into a quality right tackle. At best, he’s a quality left tackle. Whichever position he winds up at, he’s probably a starter but probably not a Pro Bowl caliber player. I wouldn’t hesitate to take him in the 2nd round, but wouldn’t reach for him in the 1st.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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