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Sheldon Richardson | Defensive Tackle

Team: Missouri Tigers
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 290

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Jets selected Missouri DT Sheldon Richardson with the No. 13 overall pick.
Richardson is a high-upside prospect, but it's a head-scratcher. In dire need of offensive weapons and an edge rusher, the Jets go for a three-technique tackle. Richardson (6-3, 294) is an explosive up-field pass rusher with tremendous suddenness off the ball. Perhaps the most athletic interior defensive lineman in the draft, Richardson even dropped into coverage at times for the Tigers. Richardson profiles as a suspect run defender, but could threaten for 5-7 sacks as a rookie. In 24 games at Mizzou, he reeled off 18.5 tackles for loss, six sacks, and four forced fumbles. He ran 5.02 at the Combine with a 1.77 ten-yard split and did 30 reps on the bench. It's an odd fit on paper for the Jets. Thu, Apr 25, 2013 09:48:00 PM

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