Three-year starter who made 53 tackles (3.5 for loss) through seven games in 2016 before suffering a season-ending knee injury. Finished second on the team and 11th in the SEC with 93 tackles as a junior in 2015, adding nine tackles for loss and three pass breakups. Posted 114 tackles (3.5 for loss) and one forced fumble as a sophomore.
Hard-working two-down defender coming off a knee injury. Breaks down well, uses his hands to protect himself and does a terrific job diagnosing plays. Takes good angles to the action, plays with a nasty attitude and attacks ball carriers. Fires up the field defending the run, throws his body around the action and wraps up tackling. Remains disciplined with assignments.
Does not play to his 40 time. Lacks speed to the flanks and cannot cut off the corners. Does not get depth on pass drops.
Best in the box, Scherer is a two-down defender who must now rebound from the knee injury which cut his senior season short.