Sheldon Richardson: 5 Things You Need to Know About Missouri Defensive Tackle

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Sheldon Richardson: 5 Things You Need to Know About Missouri Defensive Tackle
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Sheldon Richardson looks to join a long line of recent Missouri defensive products to enjoy a prosperous career in the National Football League. He has the pedigree and success to provide that type of production early in his career. 

As it relates to where Richardson stands at this late part in the draft process, he is considered a borderline top-10 prospect by many mainstream scouts. 

Richardson can play both inside and outside but is probably best suited as a 3-tech defensive tackle in a 4-3 scheme. With that being said, I wouldn't be surprised to see a team that runs a 3-4 draft him to line up outside. 

This type of flexibility will definitely make Richardson a sought after player early in the draft. Let's take a look at five things you simply must know about the Missouri product.   

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