Louisville, KY (WAFB) - The New Orleans Saints select defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins with the 12th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Rankins played two years for the Louisville Cardinals. His junior year he was named to the
In 2015, the 6-foot-1, 299-pound defensive lineman finished the season with 58 tackles, 13 for losses and eight sacks, four quarterback hits and a fumble recovery.
Rankins is considered to be a strong run defender, but he has also continued to grow as a pass rusher.
In the 2015 season, the Saints defense was ranked 31st in NFL.