Sherman, of course, declared himself the best cornerback in football after breaking up a pass and helping create an interception of San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick for a pivotal play late in the NFC title game. At 6-foot-3, Sherman has a length advantage in coverage that most cornerbacks can only dream about.
Jean-Baptiste, for his part, embraced the praise when told of Brandt's comparison Monday after the Senior Bowl North squad finished its first practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
"For him to compare me to Richard Sherman, that's something big. I appreciate that. I believe he's doing really good right now. He's showing everybody in the NFL why he's the best," Jean-Baptiste said.
Taller cornerbacks are always in short supply on draft day, and clubs in search of one won't have many to pick from.
"I'm physical, I'm fast, I cover a lot of ground, and I can be good with run fits," Jean-Baptiste said. "The advantage for me is I can take them (receivers) out of their game. I've got long arms and I can put it on them."