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Sheldon Rankins

#98 Sheldon Rankins

DRAFT CLASS:  SR/2016

POSITION:  Defensive Tackle (DT)

SCHOOL:  Louisville

HEIGHT:  6-1   

WEIGHT:  299

40 Time:  5.03

STRENGTHS

  • He possesses an ideal thick fireplug build for DT projecting to the next level…where his skill sets dictate he would excel in a defensive scheme as a 4-3/DT
  • He holds up good at the POA…gaining good consistent push within the interior of the defense…and who performs well between the hashes versus the run
  • For a player of his size he displays good short area closing speed when in pursuit of the ball

 

 

 

WEAKNESSES

  • He displays limited playmaking skills…lacking the overall athleticism to consistently provide difference making plays at the next level
  • Lacks ideal agility reacting to blocks and quick change of direction when isolated in space
  • Beyond the point of attack he possesses limited movement as a one dimensional straight-line rusher/ pursuer of the ball

 

 

 

 

PROJECTED ROUND

1st Round

 

 

 

 

MY VALUE BOARD

2nd Round (Late)

 

 

 

SUMMARY

  • Rankins possesses the skills to be a more than adequate starting DT at the next level…but when drafting this prospect have reasonable expectations of what you are getting here.

 

Profile by: (Ken Becks) @1stDown_Scout

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