Sherman believes the wideout can take his game to another level if Washington adds a secondary receiving threat to take attention away from McLaurin.
"If he had anybody else beside him and they couldn't just double him and cloud him all the time, he'd be special," Sherman said on "The Cris Collinsworth Podcast," according to Zach Brook of 106.7 The Fan. "But that's the hard thing; they can't find anybody else."
Sherman added: "He's one of the better up-and-coming wideouts in the league."
McLaurin, 25, has put up 2,037 yards over two NFL seasons, including 1,118 yards in 2020. But other Washington receivers have struggled to post similar numbers. Cam Sims ranked fourth on the team with 477 receiving yards in 2020, but tight end Logan Thomas (670) and running back J.D. McKissic (589) both outproduced him.
Washington also dealt with issues under center last season, with four quarterbacks making appearances throughout the campaign.