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Sheldon Richardson

24-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – New York Jets

2014 Defensive Stats

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67

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2015 Defensive Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Still just 24 years old, Richardson already has two elite IDP seasons logged in the NFL. His tackle production declined slightly from his first year to his second (78 to 67), but he showed significant...

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2015 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  5

STATUS:  Out     INJURY:  Suspension
HT: 6' 3"   WT: 294   DOB: 11/30/1990
College: Missouri  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Sheldon Richardson Contract Information:

Signed a four-year contract with the Jets in July 2013.

July 2, 2015  –  Sheldon Richardson News

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Richardson has been suspended for the first four games of the coming season for violating the league's policy and program for substances of abuse, NFL.com reports.

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Sheldon Richardson NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2013 22 NYJ 16 78 42 36 3.5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 23 NYJ 16 67 42 25 8 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Sheldon Richardson – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Defensive End
  1. Sheldon Richardson
  2. T.J. Barnes
  3. Stephen Bowen
New York Jets

Snap Count Stats

808

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Sheldon Richardson was on the field for 808 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

76

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Sheldon Richardson was on the field for 76 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2013 838 73
2014 808 76
Sheldon Richardson 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Oak 44 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @GB 57 6 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
3 Chi 58 5 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Det 55 5 8 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @SD 50 5 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Den 59 4 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 @NE 46 5 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Buf 51 10 9 5 4 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @KC 51 4 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Pit 54 4 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Buf
12 @Buf 38 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Mia 51 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Min 47 7 7 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Ten 64 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 NE 51 3 3 2 1 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Mia 32 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Sheldon Richardson  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Defensive Tackles
Height:   6' 3"
AVERAGE
Weight:   294 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   5.02 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time
Not Available
Cone Drill
Not Available
Arm Length:   34.50 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.50 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   32 in
GREAT
Broad Jump:   116 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   30 reps
GOOD
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Sheldon Richardson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Richardson (finger) had only one tackle Sunday against the Dolphins, but he garnered two carries on offense, which he turned into two rushing yards and a touchdown.

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Richardson (finger) is active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

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Richardson returned to Sunday's game against the Browns, after suffering what the Jets are now calling a shoulder injury, the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reports.

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Richardson was taken into the locker room in the first half of Sunday's game against the Browns, after suffering an apparent left wrist or forearm injury, the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reports.

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Richardson (wrist/finger) is active for Sunday's game against the Browns.

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Richardson (wrist/finger) returned to a full practice Friday.

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Richardson recorded nine tackles (six solo) and half a sack in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.

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Richardson (shoulder) has 12 tackles (five solo) and half of a sack through his first two NFL games.

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The Jets selected Richardson in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, 13th overall.

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2014

Richardson has long been identified as one of football's most athletically-gifted defenders, even going back to his days as a high school recruit. The high expectations only grew taller once the Jets selected the Missouri product 13th overall in last year's draft, particularly since it meant he would receive coaching from Jets coach Rex Ryan, arguably the brightest defensive mind in the NFL. One year later, it looks like Richardson might have been the best player in his draft. He posted 3.5 sacks and 78 tackles as a rookie, playing a lead role in a Jets defense that allowed the fewest yards per carry in the league. That tackle number might go down, but Richardson should only improve as a pass rusher as he continues to develop his hand usage and play recognition. Fellow Jets end Muhammad Wilkerson is an elite pocket-collapsing threat on the opposite side, so the duo should continue to push tackle and sack opportunities toward each other. Richardson's IDP value gets a unique boost from the potential to play on offense. The Jets gave him four carries a year ago, two of which he turned into touchdowns.

2013

Richardson is a rare athlete at tackle who should be an absolute menace on stunts. He'll play end for the Jets' 3-4 scheme, however, and his arrival could signal a move to nose tackle for Muhammad Wilkerson, who has the stoutest build of the Jets' big three on the line, that being Richardson, Wilkerson and Quinton Coples. Richardson had issues in run defense at Missouri and will need to learn how to transfer his explosiveness into anchoring at the point of attack rather than just pursuing wildly like he did at Missouri, but Rex Ryan is the exact coach you would want to mentor him.