In case you missed it, the Saints took Sheldon Rankins with their top pick and fans were happy, but none were surprised, as it was widely projected he would fall to New Orleans. Here are the highlights.
We just completed the conference call with Saints 1st-rounder Sheldon Rankins. Initial impressions: mature, no-nonsense, word economist.— Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) April 29, 2016
Sheldon Rankins could be Geno Atkins, and he could be Sheldon Richardson. Either way, that's a killer pick for the Saints.— Doug Farrar (@SI_DougFarrar) April 29, 2016
New Orleans Saints draft DE Sheldon Rankins out of Louisville with 12th overall pick. 18 career sacks in college.— Matt Harris (@_MattHarris_) April 29, 2016
Bobby Petrino (@CoachPetrinoUL) April 29, 2016
Welcome Sheldon Rankins to the New Orleans Saints!! https://t.co/H1ECV8oAYF— Steve McGinnis (@mcginnis47) April 29, 2016
https://t.co/eu6iW3FkUl— D. Scott Alexander (@DScottAlexander) April 29, 2016
HERE IS NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 1ST ROUND PICK SHELDON RANKINS HYPE VIDEO!
ENJOY THIS WHO DAT NATION!!!!
@Sheldon_Rankins Welcome o The New Orleans Saints! Can't wait to see you eat!!— Liam (@2kLiam) April 29, 2016
Saints take Louisville DT Sheldon Rankins. If you missed the pick, shame on you. Hahahaha!— Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) April 29, 2016
Still excites the Saints got Sheldon Rankins we need him to come in and make an impact— #LackOfWorries ✊ (@iamlowlife_tony) April 29, 2016
Like him already. Nice job, Saints https://t.co/Ui1dFUapm6— Katie Brooks (@SecondLineSouth) April 29, 2016
Great pick by the New Orleans Saints in Sheldon Rankins! pic.twitter.com/hGWXHrneaa— Outdoorsman413 (@StephenDSully) April 29, 2016
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