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Sheldon Richardson

25-Year-Old Defensive Tackle – New York Jets

2015 Defensive Stats

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35

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5

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2

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2015 Defensive Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Still just 24, Richardson has already logged two elite IDP seasons. While his tackles declined slightly from his rookie year (78 to 67), he developed significantly as a pass rusher, increasing his sac...

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2015 ADP:  249.69

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  5

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.

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Richardson's fifth-year contract option will be exercised by the Jets, the New York Daily News 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
2015 24 NYJ 11 35 20 15 5 2 0 0 2 0 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

Snap Count Stats

618

Defensive Snaps in 2015

Sheldon Richardson was on the field for 618 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Sheldon Richardson was on the field for 28 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 838 73
2014 808 76
2015 618 28
Sheldon Richardson 2015 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 Cle
2 @Ind
3 Phi
4 @Mia
5 BYE Bye Week
6 Was 49 0 3 0 3 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @NE 58 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Oak 56 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Jax 56 0 5 2 3 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Buf 58 0 5 1 4 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Hou
12 Mia 67 4 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
13 @NYG 51 7 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Ten 46 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Dal 50 3 3 1 2 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 NE 52 5 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Buf 75 7 6 5 1 0 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
New York Jets Team Injury Report
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Sheldon Richardson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Richardson pleaded guilty Tuesday to resisting arrest, speeding and running a red light in an incident that took place in July, ESPN New York's Rich Cimini reports.

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Richardson recorded six tackles Sunday against the Bills and ended the season with 35 sacks, two forced fumbles and five sacks.

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Richardson recorded a sack and two tackles Sunday against the Patriots.

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Richardson recorded half a sack along with three tackles Saturday against the Cowboys.

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Richardson recorded one tackle Sunday against the Titans.

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Richardson recorded three tackles Sunday against the Giants.

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Richardson (hamstring) recorded one sack and one tackle Sunday against the Dolphins.

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Richardson (hamstring) is active Sunday against the Dolphins.

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Richardson (hamstring) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

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Richardson (hamstring) practiced fully Wednesday.

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Richardson (hamstring) is inactive Sunday against the Texans.

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Richardson (hamstring) is not expected to play Sunday against the Texans, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

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Richardson (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans and his status may come down to a game-time decision, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.