Sheldon Rankins – 2016 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Sheldon Rankins

3-4 DE/4-3 DT

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
3-4 DE/4-3 DT Louisville 98 SR 3-4 Base

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'2 287 4.89 6'1 299 33 3/8 9 3/8

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
5.03 34.5 9'10 28 7.44 4.59

Overview:

Rankins has great size, is a good tackler, very versatile, as he can line up as a 3-4 DE, or a 4-3 DT, and is a good pass rusher. He is also a sack artist, and a tackling machine. Although he is not the fastest defensive lineman, but that does not hurt his game. With that said, he should be a 1st-round pick come April 28.

Strengths:

Has good size

is a good tackler

is versatile as he can line up at DE and DT

is a decent pass rusher

a tacking machine

a sack artist

very experienced

Weaknesses:

He is not the fastest defensive lineman

Career Stats:

Games Played: 45

Tackles: 131

Tackles For Loss: 31.5

Sacks: 18.0