If only WWE makes him stop the apologies promos and the stories about his family,he'd do well,probably.
I actually am sort of a fan of Sheamus ,i kinda like the guy's attributes as a superstar,he's got the look,he's good in the ring for someone in his size (as far as i know),he's charismatic,all he needs is to work on his mic skills a bit more and stop smiling too much.
I really liked him last Summer when he first moved to SD and in the Henry feud. Didn't mind the Christian feud either but after that I just started to lose some interest. Not really sure why, maybe I like him more as a tweener.
I have no problem with him. I think he and Orton had a great match before OTL, and so there's a lot of upside. He's kind of in that window that a lot of the attitude stars hit around 96-97. On the verge of something if treated right.
There are other people I maybe would like to see pushed ahead of him, but if he's Vince/HHH's pet project than I guess my feeling is that there are many worse pet projects.