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Senior Bowl adds top OT

Posted by Chris Brown on January 14, 2011 – 2:17 pm

The Senior Bowl announced another accepted player invitation by a highly touted offensive tackle.

Mississippi State OT Derrick Sherrod has agreed to play in the Senior Bowl and will presumably be on the South roster to be coached by Chan Gailey and his Bills staff.

Sherrod is considered one of the top tackle prospects in the draft and has been forecast in mock draft as high at 15th off the board overall. The offensive tackle was part of an offensive line that finished second in the SEC in rushing at better than 200 yards a game (214.9).

With 33 collegiate starts under his belt, Sherrod was also one of 16 players in the nation to be named to the 2010 Scholar Athlete class by the National Football Foundation and was a finalist for the Campbell trophy (Academic Heisman).

Sherrod’s Mississippi State teammates LBs K.J. Wright and Chris White and DE Pernell McPhee have also accepted invites to the Senior Bowl. White and McPhee were both 1st Team All-SEC performers in 2010. Wright is projected as a third-round pick, White a 5th-round pick and McPhee a fourth-round pick.

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