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Sheldon Rankins

DT

#98

Experience: 3 years

Height: 6-2

Age: 24

Weight: 305 lbs

College: Louisville

2017 SEASON

  • TCKLS
    16
  • SCK
    2
  • FF
    1
  • INT
    1
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WK OPP RESULT Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
17 @Buccaneers L 24 - 31 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Falcons W 23 - 13 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Jets W 31 - 19 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Falcons L 17 - 20 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Panthers W 31 - 21 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Rams L 20 - 26 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Redskins W 34 - 31 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Bills W 47 - 10 2 2 0 1 0 1 1 27 27 27 0 0 0
9 Buccaneers W 30 - 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Bears W 20 - 12 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Packers W 26 - 17 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
6 Lions W 52 - 38 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Dolphins W 20 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Panthers W 34 - 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Patriots L 20 - 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 @Vikings L 19 - 29 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Career Stats

Defense Career

SEASON TEAM G GS Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
2016 New Orleans Saints 9 0 15 12 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2017 New Orleans Saints 16 16 16 16 10 2 0 1 1 27 27 27 0 1 0
TOTAL 25 16 31 28 15 6 0 1 1 27 27 27 0 2 0

Biography

NFL CAREER –  The third defensive lineman selected in the 2016 NFL Draft, Sheldon Rankins started all 16 games in 2017 posting 26 tackles (16 solo), two sacks for loss of 13 yards, one interception, one pass defensed and one forced fumble. He helped a defensive unit that went from 31st in the NFL, allowing 28.4 points per game in 2016 to allowing 20.4 points per game in 2017, good for tenth in the league. In his first full season after missing seven contests as a rookie, Rankins’ ability to rush the passer from the inside as well as take on double teams proved beneficial in 2017 helping the defense post 42 sacks, ranking seventh in the league, compared to 30 takedowns in 2016.

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