Prospect

Photo of Richard Sherman
Richard Sherman (DB)
  • Height:
    6'3"
  • Weight:
    195 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 3/4 in.
  • College:
    Stanford
  • Conference:
    Pac-12
Featured Prospects

Selected by: Seattle Seahawks
Round: 5
Pick (Overall): 23 (154)

Pick Analysis: Pete Carroll grabs an intriguing athlete in Sherman. He is a former receiver-turned-cornerback with ideal physical attributes. Although he is an unfinished product, he has the potential to develop into a quality backup.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.56 sec
  • Bench Press16.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump38.0 inch
  • Broad Jump125.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill6.82 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.33 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.44 sec
Buzz

Overview

Sherman is a size prospect with some good intangibles that will help him mold into a contributing backup corner for a press-heavy team. However, he does not possess the natural coverage instincts, fluidity or burst to be considered a future starter. Is comfortable and capable in press man, using his size to disrupt receivers' releases off the line, but doesn't show enough make up speed to consistently recover when beaten. Awareness in zone and off-man are only adequate. Has average ball skills but some upside as a playmaker. Tough against the run but still developing from a technical standpoint. Sherman is a Day 3 prospect.


Strengths

Sherman possesses rare height for a corner with enough bulk and speed. Effective when lined up at the line in press man coverage. Uses length well and established sound initial positioning. Flashes the ability to turn and run. Flashes the ability to high-point the football. Willing to help out in run support.

Weaknesses

Can be baited out of position when in zone and a tick late to diagnose underneath routes. Tall, high-cut prospect who displays some hip-stiffness. Not explosive when transitioning or when changing direction. Lacks great recovery skills when beaten off the line. Can struggle tacking in the open field at times.

Grade

2.5

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 combine workout: Richard Sherman

    Published: March 10, 2011 at 02:19 p.m.

    Watch Stanford DB Richard Sherman work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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