New Orleans Saints Select Louisville DT Sheldon Rankins No. 12 Overall

The New Orleans Saints needed defensive help, and they got some with Louisville defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins at the No. 12 spot.  Round: 1 Pick: 12 With the #12 pick in the 2016 #NFLDraft, the @Saints select DT Sheldon Rankins! — NFL (@NFL) April 29, 2016 Selection: New Orleans Saints take Louisville DT Sheldon Rankins  Analysis: Rankins is a...
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April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft Preview: DT Sheldon Rankins

The Sports Quotient’s annual Draft Preview series returns! Over the course of the 10 weeks leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, we will take a look at the top NFL prospects at each position. This week, we focus is on the defensive line. Today we will look at Sheldon Rankins out of Louisville. Collegiate Career Louisville defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins breakout year came in...
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April 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Scout: Sheldon Rankins has ‘ballerina moves’

Who knew that being told you have “ballerina moves” would be beneficial for someone on a football field. According to MMQB’s Robert Klemko, one NFL scout told him that Louisville defensive tackle is a “300-pounder with ballerina moves.” And that’s being used in the most positive of ways. Klemko mentions that Rankins was so impressive during his pro day on Wednesday that...
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March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Sheldon Rankins Projected As First Round Draft Pick

There are a handful of former Cardinals that hope to hear their name called in this year’s NFL Draft. I think it’s safe to say that Sheldon Rankins has the best chance of being a first rounder. The 6-foot-2, 300-pound, defensive end had a lot of hype heading into his senior campaign and he more
Via The Cardinal Connect
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Cards DE Rankins to play in Senior Bowl

Louisville defense end Sheldon Rankins has accepted an invitation to the Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.The 6-2, 302-pound senior DE has been a force for the Cardinals, racking up 44 tackles and 5.5 sacks.Rankins, an all-ACC third-team performer last season, has tallied 10.5 tackles for a loss this season and has also returned a fumble 46 yards for a touchdown.The Senior...
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November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Sheldon Rankins Will Play In The Senior Bowl

UofL announced on Tueaday afternoon that senior defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins has accepted an invitation to play in the annual 2016 Senior Bowl. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville defensive end Sheldon Rankins has accepted an invitation to participate in the 2016 Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. The game announced the first group of
Via The Cardinal Connect
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisville 303-Pound Sheldon Rankins Touchdown Is The Fat Guy Play Of The Day

When you are a defensive lineman you are expected to hit hard, tackle harder, and basically do whatever you can to disrupt the offense. Should opportunity arise for you to pick up the ball and run you should go ahead and do that too. Typically, when a defensive lineman does he is tackled shortly after he gets moving, but that was not the case for Louisville's big man, Sheldon Rankins...
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October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Louisville's Sheldon Rankins scores awesome touchdown

By Amber Couzo It’s a very rare occasion when a defensive lineman scores a touchdown. It’s even more rare when a 260-pound lineman scores a touchdown like this: Watch Sheldon Rankins rumble for his first career touchdown: — Mike Rutherford (@CardChronicle) October 24, 2015 Louisville’s defensive end Sheldon Rankins showed that he’s much...
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October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Sheldon Rankins Return A Fumble 45-Yards For A Touchdown

Louisville captiain Sheldon Rankins scored his first career touchdown midway through the second quarter against Boston College. Rankins recovered a fumble caused by Trumaine Washington and the scooped it for the 45-yard TD return. .@piesmantrophy Big Boy TD for Sheldon Rankins and @UofLFootball! — Tim Johnson (@timmmy_john) October 24, 2015 No 6-foot...
Via The Cardinal Connect
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Sheldon Rankins Named To Bednarik Award Watch List

With the 2015 college football season a little under two months away, the annual preseason award watch lists are starting to be released. Earlier this week Louisville defensive end Sheldon Rankins was honored as one of eighty players to be named to the 2015 Benarik Award watch list. The Chuck Bednarik Award is presented annually to the defensive collegiate football player adjudged...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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