Height: 6-1
Weight: 299
40: 4.96
Year: 4Sr

Sheldon Rankins

School: Louisville
Position: DT
Positive: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after 58 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and 6 sacks. Large, relatively athletic defensive tackle with the ability to be a three down player. Bends his knees, blocks with proper pad level and rarely off his feet. Explosive, holds his ground or stands up blockers. Gets a lot of force and momentum going up the field, bull rushes opponents off the line and can be tough to stop. Gets his hands up and effectively uses them to protect himself. Displays a good change of direction, moves well about the field and gets down the line of scrimmage or outside the box in pursuit. Occupies blockers and creates opportunities for teammates.
Negative: Average pass rusher. Shows some stiffness in his game.
Analysis: Rankins has been a terrific player the past two years, showing progress in all areas of his game. He offers possibilities as a traditional tackle and can even lineup as a two gap end in certain systems. Rankins should quickly break into a starting lineup then immediately produce in the right system.

Updated 4/28
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Mississippi
T3Jr
21stJalen Ramsey
Florida State
CB3Jr
31stJoey Bosa
Ohio State
DE3Jr
41stMyles Jack
UCLA
OLB3Jr
51stDeforest Buckner
Oregon
DE4Sr
61stJared Goff
California
QB3Jr
71stCarson Wentz
North Dakota State
QB5Sr
81stEzekiel Elliott
Ohio State
RB3Jr
91stRonnie Stanley
Notre Dame
T4Jr
101stLeonard Floyd
Georgia
OLB3Jr
111stJack Conklin
Michigan State
T4Jr
121stVernon Hargreaves
Florida
CB3Jr
131stDarron Lee
Ohio State
OLB4Jr
141stKevin Dodd
Clemson
DE4Jr
151stShaq Lawson
Clemson
DE3Jr
161stA'Shawn Robinson
Alabama
DT3Jr
171stLaQuon Treadwell
Mississippi
WR3Jr
181stRobert Nkemdiche
Mississippi
DT3Jr
191stEli Apple
Ohio State
CB3So
201stSheldon Rankins
Louisville
DT4Sr
211stPaxton Lynch
Memphis
QB4Jr
221stMackensie Alexander
Clemson
CB3So
231stReggie Ragland
Alabama
ILB4Sr
241stAndrew Billings
Baylor
DT3Jr
251stWill Fuller
Notre Dame
WR3Jr