Big Expectations For Big Rookie Sheldon Rankins

Rookie Sheldon Rankins, the 12th selection in this year's NFL Draft, was the New Orleans Saints highest pick since Sedrick Ellis was taken 7th overall in 2008. Rankins and Ellis joined Reggie Bush (2nd overall in 2006 draft) & Johnathan Sullivan (6th overall in '03) as the Saints only Top 12 draft picks in the past 17 years. The Saints traded up to select Sullivan & Ellis, but both D-Tackles failed to live up to expectations. Will fellow DT Rankins follow suit? Not a chance...he's #16 this year.


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