Here’s the draft bio of the Falcons’ fourth-round pick:
Fourth round (111th overall) Kendall Sheffield, CB, Ohio State
Weight: 193 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.26 seconds, according to Sheffield in phone interview.
Bench: Injured his pectoral
Vertical: not available
10-yard split: not available
20-yard: not available
3-Cone Drill: not available
Broad Jump: not available
Overview: He signed with Alabama coming out of high school and went to Blinn College in Brenham, Texas, before landing at Ohio State. He has rare speed. He left Alabama after spending his first season as a redshirt. In 2016, he played cornerback and returned kicks at Blinn. He scored touchdowns on both punt and kickoff returns. He made 40 tackles and finished with nine passes defensed in his first season with the Buckeyes, second on the team only to 2018 No. 4 overall pick Denzel Ward, a rookie Pro Bowler for the Cleveland Browns. Teams were a bit more hesitant to challenge Sheffield in 2018, and his tackle (35) and pass breakups (six) dropped despite his starting all 14 games. He was projected to be selected in the third round of the draft.