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Richardson highlighted by PFF

Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson during the team's

Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson during the team's first day of rookie minicamp in Florham Park, N.J. (May 10, 2013) (Credit: James Escher)

It's never too early to think about the Rookie of the Year honors, right?

Well, Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson has already started turning heads, according to Pro Football Focus.

Here's PFF's write up on Richardson, one of several rookies to watch after Week 1:

Sheldon Richardson, 3-4 DE, NYJ (+2.3)
There were a lot of question marks about Richardson’s fit within the Jets’ scheme and many expected to see an interior pass rush specialist, at least to start his career. Instead, Richardson flashed top-notch run stopping ability and he’s carried it into the regular season with a +4.5 run grade including three stops. We’d like to see him do more as a pass rusher as his only pressure was an unblocked sack, but Richardson was a major factor in holding down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ running attack in Week 1. 

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