NEW YORK, NY (WTAQ) - The Green Bay Packers selected Mississippi State offensive tackle Derek Sherrod with the 32nd pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
An All-SEC performer in both 2009 and 2010 at Mississippi State...All-America
candidate heading into senior campaign after starting all 12 games as a
junior in 2009, the Bulldogs leading the SEC and placing ninth nationally in
rushing with 227.6 ypg.
Part of an offensive line that allowed only 20 sacks in 2009, down from 36 the year before...Graded out as one of the top blockers for MSU consistently after stepping onto the field as a freshman in 2007 when he played in all but two of the team's 13 contests...
Not only did he produce on the gridiron, he also excelled in the classroom where he carried a GPA of 3.54 as a business major and was recognized as one of 16 2010 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame National Scholar-Athlete Award winners.