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5 things to know about Falcons’ fourth-round pick Kendall Sheffield

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Kelsey Conway



FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Falcons got arguably one of the fastest players in the entire 2019 NFL Draft class in Kendall Sheffield out of Ohio State. Atlanta moved up six spots to No. 111 to snag the cornerback.

Get to know one of Atlanta’s newest cornerbacks here:


1. You can find his name in the Ohio State record book

You’ve heard about Sheffield’s speed, but let’s talk about how fast he really is. Sheffield set an Ohio State record with his 6.63-second 60-meter dash time.


2. Coming for that No. 1 spot

Sheffield’s path to the NFL was a bit unusual. Coming out of Thurgood Marshall High School in Missouri City, Texas, as five-star recruit, Sheffield committed to the University of Alabama. After redshirting the 2015 season, Sheffield transferred to Blinn College, a junior college in Brenham, Texas. He was the No. 1-rated cornerback coming out of junior college following the 2016 season. Sheffield then transferred to Ohio State in the spring of 2017. He played two seasons for the Buckeyes.


3. A track star in the state of Texas

Sheffield won the 2014 Texas state 5A 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles championships and repeated as 110-meter champion in 2015. The guy can fly on the track.


4. Once held the title for fastest player in college football

Chase Goodbread of NFL.com ranked Sheffield as the fastest player in college football when he ranked the top 18 players in 2018.


5. A weapon all over the field

Sheffiled’s physical gifts allow him to be utilized all over the field. At Blinn, Sheffield averaged 29.1 yards on 18 kick returns and 8.9 yards on 12 punt returns. He also had one punt return and one kick return for a touchdown. Falcons general Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Dan Quinn mentioned he might be in the mix as potential return threat for Atlanta in 2019.




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7 hours ago, GeorgiaBoyz said:

This article was trash.. fast, fast, fast, fast, fast . Thought I was gonna learn something I didn’t already know . 


Yeah, but did you know he was fast?  Like, he's really fast.  


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54 minutes ago, high impact said:

Yeah, they say he was was working for Jimmy john's on the side as a trainer he is so fast.


Looks like hes always going for the ball. A textbook DQ pick.

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        As I have said, I so thankful that the FO.. Coaches drafted in a different way than ever before.. with the extra picks,, they decided to peg best players of need that could be made available to them.. by trading up and down.. using the picks to go directly to the players we desire ,, I guess I should say they desire, But I know that I want the players they pick out because they know a lot more than we do about any player in the draft.  In them changing the way they normally run the draft,, I think it gave us the very best draft we have ever had,, as far as what player we got for the pick.. I absolutely love this change.. I'll say it right now..

       I think we can all exspect our drafts to be from now on ran like this one.. Because I truly believe it made this draft the best one ever considering where we picked and who we got.. It's really amazing to know that they went after their choice of ever need , even thou I know that had to cull a few as the draft played out,, But, I do believe that if the players we got were a second choice ,, they believed the player was worthy to be a Falcon and could be very successful ...  

        If not they would not have drafted them. So, They moved up and down and got the best players possible.. That is and will be a big big deal. I think it will put us in the top 10 teams in the NFL at the very least,, but I truly believe since we already was one of the top teams talent wise, that this offseason  including the FAs also.. Makes us a top contender, period. Copy and save if you don't believe this. IMO this is the best team ever put together in Atlanta .. Some are saying , you've posted this a time of two already.. I know,, I just want everybody to know what I think and how I feel about this Atlanta team that is IMO more talented than any other Falcon team in the history of this team.    ......... Draftnut57

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