Position:RB Class: Sr School:
Colorado St. Conference:
MWC Ht., Wt.: 5'11, 212 40 Time: 4.63 Grade: 2.98
BIO: Finished his senior season with 90/400/2 rushing. Junior totals were 58/311/3 after red-shirting in 2001 with a severe hamstring injury. Produced career highs the prior season when he started seven games and totaled 524 yards rushing with four scores.
POSITIVES: Solid interior ball carrier who works hard on the field. Immediately finds the running lanes, quickly gets through them and plays with good lean. Displays a burst of speed, yet, at the same time, patient and waits for blocks to develop. Aggressively puts his shoulders into opponents, driving his feet up the field, then falling forward when tackled. Solid blocker that immediately picks up the blitz and protects the passer.
NEGATIVES: Not a fast or explosive runner, lacks top footwork and the ability to create. Cannot cut the corner or beat opponents in the open field. Lacks soft hands.
ANALYSIS: A bit one-dimensional, Sanders is a competitive ball handler that can be placed on the field during short-yardage situations. No single aspect of his game stands out and he must make his mark on special teams in camp.