Former Saints First Round Pick Sets 2017 Goal
The 2017 NFL Draft is now over, and the New Orleans Saints surprised a few people with their picks. But back in the 2016 Draft, the Saints didn't surprise many by addressing their defensive line needs in the first round with Louisville lineman Sheldon Rankins.
But Rankins didn't have the greatest season last year, and there's one big reason why. He knows what it is, and according to the Louisiana Radio Network, he's ready to attack it head on:
"After playing just nine games during his rookie season, Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins says a big goal for him in 2017 is to stay healthy. The former first round pick says if he does play in all 16 games, defensive tackle can be a big strength for this team.
Rankins recorded four sacks and a forced fumble, even though he played just a half a season."