drdiags wrote:I doubt it. Pete wanted to recruit him as a DB and Jim H had no qualms demoting him before his move to the defensive side of the ball. I guess he could be like a Sydney Rice type but I don't see him as an Andre Johnson/Megatron type WR. AJ Green/Julio Jones, I don't think so.
Maybe an Anquan Boldin type. Pulling stuff out of my rear for 57 years and still going strong!
Softy interviewed David Shaw a few months ago and Shaw said he wanted to keep Sherman at WR because he was their leading receiver and averaging 17 yards per catch. It was an interview where Softy and Shaw were talking of the time when Shaw was Stanford's receiver coach and had Sherman, Baldwin, and Evan Moore (who was also a Seahawk at the time of the interview) all in the receiver meetings at the same time.
Sherman, as a freshman, pretty much single-handeldly beat UW in 2006 to give Stanford their lone win, and the next year he was on the receiving end of 4th and 20 in Stanford's winning drive at USC as a 41 point underdog. He was a good WR. Supposedly, Sherman decided to use an injury redshirt to have surgery in his 3rd year, against Harbaugh's wishes. So Sherman got in Harbaugh's doghouse and that's why Harbaugh demoted him below Owusu and Baldwin on the WR depth chart.
That said, I don't know that Sherman would've been an "elite" WR in the NFL, and certainly not the best WR in the NFL, whereas he may be the best CB in the NFL (at least in the top three).