7. Sheldon Richardson, DE/DL
Make no mistake about it. Although we saw Sheldon Richardson suffer through a down year in 2015, his talents as a football player cannot be questioned.
In between the lines, the guy is a flat-out stud.
Think back to his rookie season. Sheldon took home NFL AP Defensive Player of the Year honors thanks to his vicious play in Rex Ryan’s defense. This hasn’t changed. As long as he’s on the field and off the backpages for troubled reasons, Richardson will be multi-time Pro-Bowler.
Size, speed, agility – the package of Richardson suggests he’s arguably the best on the squad, but he has to figure it out off-the-field first.