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Kendall Sheffield Reportedly Visits Houston Texans and New York Jets

Dan Hope's picture
April 17, 2019 at 7:47pm

Wednesday was the final day that NFL teams were allowed to host prospects for pre-draft visits ahead of next week's NFL draft, and Ohio State cornerback Kendall Sheffield was reportedly one of the final visitors for his hometown team.

According to a report by Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Sheffield – a native of Missouri City, Texas, a Houston suburb – visited the Texans on Wednesday along with Mississippi State defensive end Montez Sweat, who are both represented by the same agent.

According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Sheffield also visited the New York Jets this week.

Sheffield's draft stock has been hard to pinpoint. He's one of the best athletes in the draft, but was unable to work out at the NFL Scouting Combine and Ohio State's pro day due to a pectoral injury suffered while bench pressing at the combine, and his play in two seasons with the Buckeyes was inconsistent. 

That said, he did put up impressive numbers (39-inch vertical, 10-foot-8 broad jump, 4.09-second 20-yard shuttle, 6.79-second 3-cone drill) in a workout for representatives from 27 NFL teams last week, and will likely be selected somewhere within the middle rounds of the draft because of his upside. Though he didn't run a 40-yard dash at his workout last week, he is known to be one of the fastest players in the draft after running a school-record-setting 6.63-second 60-yard dash in an indoor track meet at Ohio State in 2018.

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