A Jet will be the first 2021 NFL draftee to sign.
Fifth-round linebacker Jamien Sherwood agreed to a four-year, $3.834 million deal with New York and plans to sign Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. That would make him the first pick to ink his rookie deal.
Though the 6-foot-2, 220-pound Sherwood will play linebacker for the Jets, he lined up all over the field for Auburn. Sherwood played 44.5 percent of his 2020 snaps at safety and 34 percent at linebacker, according to Jets X-Factor’s Michael Nania. He also saw action in the slot and at outside cornerback.
Sherwood finished the 2020 season with 75 tackles, one sack, one interception and three defended passes.
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