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Jets Trade Down, Select Auburn Safety Jamien Sherwood

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Finally looking to address their defense, the Jets traded out of the bottom of the fourth round to move down and take Auburn safety Jamien Sherwood with the 146th pick.

More of a downhill big hitter, the Jets may envision Sherwood as a hybrid linebacker/safety for a defense that is in dire need of help on the outside.

In three seasons at Auburn, Sherwood had just one interception to go along with 140 tackles (8.5 for loss), 10 passes defended and 3 fumble recoveries.

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Strong Safety Jamiem Sherwood is 6' 2" 220 and carries a 4th round grade.  A hybrid safety linebacker, he has great physical traits with 34" arms and 10" hands.  He is experienced in the box but also played well in pass defense.  Ourlads said he was "at his best in the box or as a tight quarters safety".  "Has linebacker like reactions getting downhill and uses his long arms to separate from blocks working to the ball."  "Tough to block in space" and has "solid tackling skill".  "His future may be as a hybrid/safety or situational linebacker to take advantage of what he excels at."  He is good at covering tight ends as he is rarely outmatched by strength or size.  Good special teams player.

I preferred other players since he only runs a 4.76 40.  He fits the Saleh mold of a big defensive back who can play a hybrid role as a linebacker in certain formations.  He is a tough box safety in short yardage situations.

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