Report: Buckeyes DB Sheffield tears pec at combine

Former Ohio State cornerback Kendall Sheffield tore a pectoral muscle during a drill at the NFL Scouting Combine, per multiple reports Monday.

The injury occurred as defensive backs went through repetitions of 225 pounds on the bench press Sunday in Indianapolis. Sheffield was on his seventh rep when he screamed out in pain.

At the 2018 combine, Ohio State center Billy Price also suffered a torn pec, but the Cincinnati Bengals made him the No. 21 overall pick of the draft.

Sheffield’s injury means he will miss Monday’s defensive back workouts, including running the 40-yard dash, which would have allowed him to show off his speed. At Ohio State, he ran track last spring and set Ohio State’s record in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.663.

Entering the combine, Sheffield was projected as a middle- to late-round draft pick.

Sheffield started his career at Alabama but transferred to Blinn Junior College before playing two seasons at Ohio State, where he had 75 tackles, two interceptions and two forced fumbles.

–Field Level Media

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