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Ohio State cornerback Kendall Sheffield selected by Atlanta Falcons in fourth round of NFL Draft

The pre-draft process didn’t go according to plan for Sheffield, but that’s all behind him now.

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The pre-draft process for Ohio State cornerback Kendall Sheffield hasn’t gone exactly according to plan. When the junior declared that he would be making himself available for the NFL Draft back in January, many thought that his speed and raw athletic ability would be exciting for teams as they watched him at the combine and subsequent pro day.

However — much like former Buckeye Billy Price did a year ago — Sheffield tore his pectoral muscle during the bench press, meaning that he wasn’t able to show what he does best, run.

Despite that, Sheffield was selected with the 111th overall pick in the fourth round of the draft on Saturday by the Atlanta Falcons.

After red-shirting as a freshman at Alabama, then spending a season at Blinn College, Sheffield finally got on the field with the Buckeyes, and in two seasons accounted for 75 tackles and a pair of interceptions.

However, Sheffield’s story is not just about what he’s done on the field. Sheffield is the Ohio State track team record-holder in the 60-yard dash with a blazing time of 6.663 seconds.

Land-Grant Holy Land will have much more on the Sheffield selection throughout the weekend.