Green Bay Packers: Reviewing The Draft (2011, That Is)

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Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Green Bay Packers tackle Derek Sherrod (78) against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Round 1, Pick 32: Derek Sherrod, OL, Mississippi State

Derek Sherrod has played in just 12 games in three seasons for the Packers since he was taken in 2011, starting none of them.

Sherrod is a player who breaks the three-year rule stated earlier; the guy has had three seasons and we still really don’t know if he can play. He missed the entire 2012 season recovering from a broken leg he sustained in a game against Kansas City on Dec. 18, 2011, and wasn’t activated from the injury until November of last year. He played six snaps at right tackle in the Thanksgiving Day blowout loss at Detroit, but otherwise only played on special teams.

If this were a one-year grade, it would have to be incomplete. Sherrod was ranked by Scouts, Inc., as the 36th best prospect in the draft, so taking him 32nd wasn’t a huge reach. But Sherrod has had difficulty staying on the field and has made negligible contributions through his first three seasons. Plus, the Pack opted not to pick up his fifth-year option for 2015 … not a good sign.