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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:38 pm    Post subject: 1st Round (32): Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State Reply with quote

With the 32nd Overall Selection, the Green Bay Packers select...



Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State

Height: 6'5 3/8 Weight: 321 Arm: 35 3/8" Hand: 11"
40: 5.18 (5.27 pro) 10: 1.81 (1.84 pro) 20: 3.01 (3.06)
Reps: 23 Vertical: 28" Broad Jump: 8'1"
Shuttle: 4.63 Cone: 7.43

Derek Sherrod Conference Call
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Every offensive snap vs. Kentucky
Sherrod vs. Alabama
Ted Thompson Press Conference
Joe Philbin Press Conference

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1273478 wrote:
Pass blocking: Good initial quickness. Eases out of his stance and has the lateral agility and balance to mirror the defender. Good hand strength and has long arms that he uses to latch onto and control his opponent. Generally plays with good knee-bend and leverage, but can lose his anchor when he tires. Can become fundamentally lazy and lean into the defender; gets knocked off-balance and gives up the inside lane. Should improve in this area with greater focus on his technique, but has an upside-down triangle build due to broad shoulders and relatively narrow hips, making him top-heavy and susceptible to being overpowered. Among his better attributes is his recognition. Recognizes the blitz coming and gets a good initial pop on his primary target (defensive end) before passing him off to the guard and working his way outside to catch the rushing linebacker or stunting defensive tackle.

Run blocking: Comes off the ball too high and lacks the pad level and power to consistently knock defenders off the line. Good quickness and hand strength to turn and seal off defenders from the play. Good recognition to release from double-team and get out to the second level. Scouts would like to see him finish blocks with more authority before releasing.

Pulling/trapping: Good initial quickness to release to the second level, but has only average agility to re-direct in the open field. Locates his target, but has to do a better job of anticipating where the defender is going. Isn't fluid enough to change direction and hit the moving target. Too often extends his arms, "catching" the linebacker, which could result in penalty flags when playing against NFL-caliber athletes. Good trap blocker due to his initial quickness, big frame and recognition.

Initial Quickness: Good, though not elite, initial quickness off the snap. Has the agility and long arms to handle most right defensive ends (and thus remain at left tackle), but due to the fact that he is a bit top-heavy and lacks elite balance, is susceptible to quick jab-steps outside and spin or counter moves back to the inside. Is quick enough in the running game to turn and seal off the defender, creating a wall from which the running back can bounce off from.

Downfield: Gives good effort to block downfield. Above-average straight-line speed, though his average balance keeps him from being as effective at the second level as his speed and size would indicate. Gets in the way of defenders and has the wingspan to alter their path, but struggles re-directing his charge.

Intangibles: Was one of 16 players to win the storied National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF) Award, which includes a post-graduate $18,000 scholarship. Earned his degree in business with a 3.54 GPA. Is the third Bulldog to win the award and the first since 1989. Team leader voted a captain in 2010. A four-year member of the M-Club, MSU's student-athlete community service organization, he has spent considerable time with the youth of Mississippi. He has served breakfast at Sudduth Elementary School, participated in Sudduth's Kids Fair and read to local students to promote literacy. He has also organized a Thanksgiving food drive.



My Grade: A. While it was a little disheartening to see some of the guys come off the board in the 10 picks prior to the Packers selection, Sherrod is a selection that's tough to hate. He lacks a mean streak and aggressiveness, which could be viewed as a mark against him, but for a left tackle, he appears to be a terrific pass pro prospect. He has a quick first step and a deep initial set and looks terrific mirroring defenders. His issues with balance and occasionally playing high seem like they can be corrected with work. Love the idea of Sherrod and Bulaga as the bookends for the next decade.

General Consensus on the forum: The majority seem very content with the pick. A very even-keeled response from the Packer faithful for once. Seems like the Super Bowl has mellowed out many fans and the idea of Sherrod at LT and Bulaga at RT has allowed the forum to breathe a sigh of relief. That happens when need meets BPA.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pick.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Masterful. Ted Thompsonís selection of Derek Sherrod reminds one of Arthur, son of Uther Pendragon, confidently removing Excalibur from the mythical stone. And in doing so, Thompson has chosen another solid stone in the foundation of this Packer team and their inevitable legacy of greatness. Like a true king, Thompson is building a dynasty the likes of which havenít been seen since May of 1989 ended the adventures of the Carrington oil barons. At this point, Thompson is nimbly dancing around other GMs, evoking the late Rudolf Nureyev performing Les Sylphides for the royal family. Like royalty, Thompson proves time and again that he is a true king among NFL front offices and that his drafts are as flawless and breathtaking as the mythical unicorn.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That gets a meh from me.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No complaints.

BPA. Can't hurt.
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That gets a meh from me.
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Protect the franchise. Love it.
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LOVE IT SO HAPPY Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well can he play LT? That's the big question.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be really cool to see who the starting five on that oline will be now. If Colledge is indeed gone, and Sherrod is better than Lang and Newhouse, Bulaga is moving to LG for a year Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hard to complain about drafting a guy who's going to help protect our stud QB.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sherrod was a safe pick, and at that point in the Draft, he was the right pick. Bookends of the future are now set, now we just need to get Lang to play at his 2009 level and we're all set.
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So exactly how much Crow has Haus been eating in the past year? Razz
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BobSacamano wrote:
Protect the franchise. Love it.


Exactly. Most people hate taking o-lineman in the 1st because it isn't a sexy pick. But what they don't realize is it starts and ends with the o-line.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So next year does Bulaga replace Colledge as LG and then move over to LT eventually or does Bulaga stay at RT and we groom Sherrod for a year and he takes over for Cliffy


Clifton-Bulaga-Wells-Sitton-Sherrod

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Clifton-Colledge-Wells-Sitton-Bulaga and then down the road

Sherrod-X-Wells-Sitton-Bulaga


What do you guys think?
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