BIO: Two-year starter who sat on the sidelines with academic ineligibility last fall. Posted numbers of 113/2/6 as a junior.
POSITIVES: King-sized safety best in a straight line, up the field. Quick reading or diagnosing the action, works to get involved in the play and hard-hitting. Patient, keeps the play in front of him and takes good angles to the action.
NEGATIVES: Not a nimble or agile defender. Does not redirect well to ballcarriers. Lacks a burst of speed as well as sideline-to-sideline range.
ANALYSIS: Built like a linebacker, Sands plays faster than his 40 time, yet lacks any true speed for the next level. Had an outside shot as a strong safety in a two-deep system coming into the season, but his failures academically will push him out of the draft.