Former Nebraska Cornhuskers cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste drew high praise form one of the most respected talent evaluators in NFL history when Gil Brandt compared the draft prospect to Seattle Seahawks All-Pro corner and media darling Richard Sherman.
“Jean-Baptiste has rare size (6-foot-2 3/8, 215); he looks like a clone of Richard Sherman. I’m sure the Seahawks, among most NFL teams, will be paying close attention to this player.”
Jean-Baptiste was notified of the comparison following the first day of practices in Mobile, Al. for the 2014 Senior Bowl and was undoubtedly flattered.
“For him to compare me to Richard Sherman, that’s something big. I appreciate that. I believe he’s doing really good right now. He’s showing everybody in the NFL why he’s the best,” Jean-Baptiste said.
Sherman would agree with that assessment as well as he proclaimed to the world on national television that he is indeed the best in the NFL. He was drafted in the fifth round by the Seahawks (154th overall) in the 2011 draft, but Jean-Baptiste is hoping his wait won’t be that long during May’s draft.
Jean-Baptiste had four interceptions and 12 pass deflections this season for Nebraska and because of his above-average height and length could move up draft boards with a strong showing at the Senior Bowl and give him momentum heading into next month’s NFL combine.