Auburn football fans interested in seeing their Tigers at the next level should be very excited about the news of the Buffalo Bills targeting S Jamien Sherwood.
When it comes to NFL fanbases that best simulate a collegiate atmosphere, none match the rowdy Bills Mafia in Western New York. Sherwood would be right at home with a passionate fanbase in a city that revolves around a singular weekend day in the fall.
Sherwood was all over the field for Auburn in 2020, collecting 75 tackles, 44 of which were solo. He even collected a sack in the team’s 30-17 victory over Tennessee this past November.
Buffalo, meanwhile, came within a game of the Super Bowl, falling short in the AFC Championship game against the eventual Super Bowl LV losing Kansas City Chiefs. They won the AFC East title for the first time since 1995.
When it comes to joining a franchise with an upward trajectory, few teams profile to have a brighter future once again than the 13-3 Bills. Josh Allen is one of the most aspiring QBs in the NFL due to his size and powerful arm, and his pairing with wideout Stefan Diggs is a match made in big play heaven.
Where Sherwood comes in is improving a middling defense. Buffalo was serviceable if unspectacular on the tackling side, ranking 16th in overall defense and ceding 5,640 total yards to offenses. In terms of the secondary, Buffalo has retained S Micah Hyde and CB Levi Wallace, so Sherwood would inject new blood into the Bills DB room.
The Bills Guys’ David Milton and Kendall Mirsky are currently split on whether Sherwood would be a third or fourth round pick, but he is looking likely to be selected on the second day of the NFL Draft.
Fly War Eagle will keep you updated on every prospective former Auburn football star/NFL hopeful as we near the 2021 NFL Draft.