BIO: Two year starter awarded All-Conference honors after his senior and junior campaigns. Posted 35/5.5/3 last season after 46/15.5/11 the prior year.
POSITIVES: Collegiate defensive end who projects to linebacker at the next level. Plays with leverage, effectively uses hand technique to get off blocks and chases in all directions of the field to make a play. Rarely off his feet, fast in pursuit and instinctive. Quick locating the ball and at the same time diagnoses the action. Consistently around the action making positive plays.
NEGATIVES: Not quick or explosive off the snap. Undersized and easily handled by blockers out of a three point stance. Had durability issues in the past. A high-motor defender with an excellent head for the game, Morris projects to one of several linebacker spots at the next level. Has a special teams mentality which will only enhance his chances of making it in the NFL.
ANALYSIS: Possessing solid/speed numbers. Sanders has potential of standing up over tackle in a 34 defense. Has potential at outside linebacker in a conventional scheme, yet must prove he has the instincts and abilities to make plays in reverse.