DT Sheldon Richardson - Cleveland Browns

6-3, 294Born: 11-29-1990College: MissouriDrafted: Round 1, pick 13 (2013)

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Summary

In Sheldon Richardson and Larry Ogunjobi the Browns have a pair of athletic big men that are both versatile and interchangeable pieces. This gives the coaching staff a lot of options when it comes to how and where they line up across the front. Richardson started his career as a 3-4 defensive end with the Jets, recording the best statistical production of his career in 2014 with 42 tackles, 24 assists, and 8 sacks. He was slowed by injuries for a couple of years and had become somewhat of a journeyman before joining Cleveland, playing with four different teams between 2016 and 2019. Richardson seems to have found a home with the Browns where he is under contract through 2021. He has not come close to the eight sacks in any other season but Richardson is a strong run defender who will make a contribution to the pass rush. In his first year with the Browns, he finished with 43 tackles, 19 assists, and 3 sacks for a fantasy ranking among the top-10 interior linemen. Similar numbers would be realistic expectations for 2020 but with all the talent Cleveland has assembled along the front line, Richardson could produce much better if the unit jells. (May 12)

FBG Staff Rankings

DT Redraft - 30, 31, 38
DT Dynasty - 57, 46

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2017 SEA 15.0 27.0 18.0 1.5 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 0.0
2018 MIN 16.0 28.0 21.0 4.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2019 CLE 16.0 43.0 19.0 3 3.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 0.0
2020 PROJ-Rudnicki 16.0 40.0 * * * * * * *
2020 PROJ-Norton 16.0 41.0 * * * * * * *

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