Pros: Jamien aligns at Safety for the Tiger defense. He has average reactive athleticism, evidenced in his agility in coverage and movement skills. He's a physical run defender who is a good tackler in confined areas. He has some pop in his hip as a tackler and is heavy at the point of attack. Sherwood is a good communicator on the back end and appears to have good command of their scheme. In the passing game, he is better as a low hole player in zone. He has the size to match up well against Tight Ends in coverage. He projects with good core special teams upside in the NFL due to his size and tackling ability. On 3rd downs he's an ideal fit as the “Money” linebacker on the 2nd level in sub-packages.
Cons: Jamien is not the most agile athlete in space. He doesn’t have a lot of man coverage upside which will limit where he can be used defensively in the NFL. He also lacks good deep speed which will limit his range if he plays on the back end. He hasn’t made a lot of plays in the passing game thus far and this is concerning as the passing game is a significant part of the pro game.