MJ Sherman
MJ Sherman  OLB  Nebraska | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
MJ Sherman
Height
6-3
Weight
250
College
Nebraska
Position
OLB/EDGE
Class
Junior
Home town
Baltimore, MD
48.6
Player Rating
47
PositionRank (LB)
4.48
FortyYD Time
Sacks
1.5
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
16
Sol tackles
7

MJ Sherman OLB/EDGE Nebraska | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

MJ Sherman OLB/EDGE Nebraska
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

PLAY STYLE: EDGE OLB
Last Updated: 06/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.48 seconds (95%*)
Measurables:
Height: 6-3 (73%*) Weight: 250 (85%*)
Forty: 4.48 (O) (95%*) Shuttle: 4.39 (HS) (25%*)
Vertical: 37 (HS) (79%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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PLAY STYLE: EDGE OLB
Last Updated: 06/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.48 seconds (95%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-3 (73%*) Weight: 250 (85%*)
Forty: 4.48 (O) (95%*) Shuttle: 4.39 (HS) (25%*)
Vertical: 37 (HS) (79%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 48.6 / 100
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Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
80%
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Tackling:
48%
Pass Rush:
51%
Run Defense:
48%
Coverage:
46%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #438 Position rank: #47
College Games: 32 College Snaps: 500
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 89/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #18 Pos Rank: #2
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 98.3 Stars 247 RATING: 98.3/100
Ovr Rank: #75 Pos Rank: #5
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 6.0 (98%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Willie Baker - Louisiana Tech
71%
Jon-Michael Terry - Tulsa
69%
Hamilcar Rashed Jr. - Oregon State
53%
Draft Profile: Bio
MJ Sherman from St. John's High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Sherman joined Georgia after being heavily recruited.

In 2020 as a freshman Sherman saw action in just one game and played a total of one snap for the Bulldogs. He recorded no tackles, no assists, while adding no stops.

As a sophomore for the Bulldogs in 2021 Sherman played in 10 games and took part in 97 snaps for the Bulldogs. He recorded just 3 tackles, 2 assists, while adding 3 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 4 total pressures, and 4 QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks during the year.

In 2022 as a junior Sherman played in 9 games and contributed on 42 snaps. He recorded just one tackle, no assists while making one stop.

After season's end Sherman transferred to Nebraska where as a senior for the Cornhuskers in 2023 Sherman played 12 games and took part in 360 snaps for the Cornhuskers. He also added just 8 tackles, 6 assists, and 7 stops. While in coverage Sherman made no pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 88.0. As a pass rusher, he tallied 11 total pressures, which included 9 QB hurries, one QB hit, and one sack on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Sherman flashes the take-on skills and functional strength to play the middle of a 4-3.
  • He has violent hands and consistently breaks away and disengages from blockers. He’s instinctive, reading, reacting and locating the ball quickly, and finishing plays as an authoritative, wrap-up tackler.
  • His fluidity and speed allow him to cover a lot of ground when dropping back into zone, and Sherman is capable of turning and running with tight ends.
  • Has the combination of size and athleticism worthy of development.
  • Sherman shows good speed and closing burst when blitzing.
  • Has a filled-out frame with good thickness. Plays at full speed at all times with an active motor and determined quickness in pursuit.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Locates the ball but takes circuitous routes to go get to it. Should use power and long arms to take on and disengage from blocks. Inefficient with his angles.
  • Gets caught with the eyes in the backfield at times. Strong backs can run through his tackle attempts if he's not in position.
  • His lateral agility and burst often put him in position to make big plays, but Sherman takes questionable routes to the ball and struggles to avoid blockers when in pursuit.

MJ Sherman percentiles vs other Outside Linebackers (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate MJ Sherman (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
562.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
56.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.