Jets Sign Rookie Jamien Sherwood

The first NFL Draft signing of 2021 is on the board. On Wednesday, the Jets inked fifth-round safety Jamien Sherwood (Twitter link via’s Adam Schefter).

Sherwood, an Auburn product, was the combo breaker on the Jets’ early run of offensive players. Interestingly, the Jets listed him as a linebacker on their press released after he was taken No. 146 overall. The 6’2″, 220 pound defensive back may be moved to edge rusher, something that he told the Jets he’d be willing to do during the draft process.

“I take pride in that,” Sherwood said about his ability to cover the middle of the field (via the team website). “Being a safety, you’re the last line of defense, so that’s just stopping touchdowns. You do everything you can for your team. Whenever I get my chance to make a tackle, I make it.”

In his final year on campus, Sherwood notched 75 tackles, three tackles for loss, and one sack. With Sherwood under contract, we’ve got 258 stragglers left to go. Most of those signings will be listed in our daily roundups, with dedicated posts for early round selections.

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