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2005 NFL Draft Draft Tracker Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Players Positions Schools Conferences NFL Teams

James Sanders - S

 James Sanders Grade: 3.6
 Position: S
 Class: Jr
 School: Fresno St.
 Conference: WAC
 Ht., Wt.: 5-11, 214
 40 Time: 4.68
  Selected by: New England Patriots
  Round 4, pick 32 (133 overall)

BIO: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors after his junior and sophomore campaigns. Posted 63/3/5 last season after 93/2/4 as a sophomore.

POSITIVES: Explosive safety who plays with a good degree of suddenness. Tough defending the run, quick up the field and wraps up ballcarriers at the point. Displays good coverage skills facing the quarterback when he can see the action. Fast to the sidelines and also possesses a burst of closing speed in coverage. Solid ball skills and hands for the interception.

NEGATIVES: Not big or strong and has tackles broken. Slow reading the action and does not display top instincts.

ANALYSIS: A hard-hitting safety who must keep the action in front of him, Sanders has potential in a two-deep system. Possesses the playing style for strong safety and a special teams mentality that will help him at the next level.

PROJECTION: Late Third Round

Photo: WAC

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