Wednesday, January 22, 2014

In case you were wondering ...

The Seattle Seahawks selected CB Richard Sherman in the fifth round, out of Stanford, as the 154th player and 35th cornerback taken that year. Corners taken ahead of the 6'3" Sherman included two who were drafted by the Steelers: Curtis Brown (from Texas, 3rd round, 95th overall) and Cortez Allen (from The Citadel, 4th round, 126th overall).

Here's what the 2011 pre-draft analysis on had to say about Sherman:
"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."
With the benefit of hindsight, that assessment is a bit off the mark, wouldn't you say?