The Bills met with a versatile defensive prospect ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft later this month. According to The Draft Network’s Justin Melo, safety Jamien Sherwood has talked with several teams pre-draft, including the Bills:
As mentioned in the report, Sherwood would provide a lot of different things for the Bills. While the team doesn’t really have a spot for a linebacker or safety in their starting defense, Sherwood could provide a great skill set on certain plays in Sean McDermott’s defense. That “nickel sub package” mention is a key area in McDermott’s scheme.
Plus, the team is no stranger to moving a safety into a linebacker role, that’s what they did with Matt Milano. As his recent extension shows, that worked out fine.
In 2020, Sherwood, a junior, had 75 tackles, three for loss, a sack, three passes defended and two fumble recoveries in 11 games played. Projections, including Pro Football Network, suggest Sherwood might be somewhere between a fourth and fifth round pick.
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