The Cards went with UConn fullback Anthony Sherman in the fifth round. It’s a position they’ve been looking for since losing Terrelle Smith after the Super Bowl season. He’s considered a good blocker, even in pass protection, and a good special-teams player (important given the probable loss of Jason Wright). Sherman is 5-10 and 240. His Pro Football Weekly summary (which listed him as a fourth- or fifth-round pick): “A hardworking, assignment-sound fullback with starting-caliber toughness, physicality and blocking ability.” He’s also a guy who can catch passes.
Sherman called himself a “lunchpail player.” With Nehemiah Broughton coming off a third major knee surgery and the team looking to upgrade over Reagan Maui’a, it’s not a shocking choice.
“You gotta have a couple screws loose to be a fullback,” Sherman said. “I don’t know if everyone can do it, but there are a few of us doing it every day out here.”
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