Auburn football: Jamien Sherwood to enter the NFL Draft

Auburn football safety Jamien Sherwood has declared for the 2021 NFL draft, leaving the Tigers after three seasons on the Plains.

According to Matt Zenitz of AL.com, Auburn football safety Jamien Sherwood will enter the 2021 NFL draft and forgo his senior season.

Sherwood joins wide receivers and fellow Tigers Anthony Schwartz and Seth Williams in the 2021 Draft, along with another member of the defense, DB Jordyn Peters.

In his three years at Auburn, Sherwood racked up a total of 140 career tackles, one interception, and 2.5 sacks. As a starter in the 2020 season, Sherwood was a major asset to the defense. He deflected 10 passes and finished third with 75 tackles.

With such crucial pieces of Auburn football’s secondary declaring for the NFL Draft, could this have been a draw for defensive back Christian Tutt to withdraw from the transfer portal and remain at Auburn?

The Junior DB  could be viewing this as his opportunity to prepare himself for next year’s draft and follow in Sherwood’s footsteps. After entering and withdrawing from the portal, it seems Tutt may be looking to fill defensive roles that have now been left open by Peters and Sherwood.

According to AL.com’s Matt Zenitz, Sherwood has undertaken pre-draft training at House of Athlete training complex in Florida, and joins other top prospects from big-name schools.

Although we hate to see such an Auburn-approved powerhouse leaving the team, Fly War Eagle wishes Jamien Sherwood and the others headed to the draft the best of luck in their future endeavors.