Derek Sherrod Scouting Report
Derek Sherrod
Derek Sherrod - Mississippi St. (HT: 6-5⅜ - WT: 321)
Combine 40: 5.28 - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 5 of 25

Positives: Very solid athlete... Good length and long arms... Good pass blocker... Sets up quickly... Solid knee bend... Good lateral movement and slide... Mirrors well... Good footwork... Hard worker... Good arm extension and hand placement... Good base strength and anchor, holds his ground well... Can control defender once he locks on... Keeps his feet moving through the action... Good run blocker... Fires off the line into his run blocks, explodes out of his stance... Gets good position and walls off opponent... Very solid drive blocker... Can pull and get to the second level, brings his feet... Plays with good balance, seldom on the ground... Takes good angles... Solid flexibility and body control... Good position blocker, does a nice job walling off defenders and sealing them from running lanes... Plays with reasonably good balance when run blocking... Finishes his assignments... Heady, smart, good football IQ... Good awareness, can get in front of stunts and delayed blitzes... Similar to former Cincinnati Bengal Levi Jones and has some potential as a Left Tackle.

Negatives: Doesn't always get good depth in his kick step... Struggles a bit staying in front of quick countermoves... Will stop his feet on contact... Will occasionally overextend and lunge to reach the edge... Will often lunge to make contact in space... Doesn't always do an especially good job bringing his feet... Doesn't dominate at the POA... Not especially strong at POA, needs to improve lower body strength... Base gets a little too wide, leans into some blocks... Doesn't appear to play with a lot of aggression.

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