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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

 Michael Sanders Grade: 2.91
 Position: ILB
 School: Howard
 Conference: MEAC
 Ht., Wt.: 6-1.5, 240
 40 Time: 4.75

BIO: Two-year starter and All-Conference selection as a senior after posting career numbers of 103/15/2.5, with two interceptions and four more pass defenses.

POSITIVES: Hard-working, active defender who works to get involved in the play. Quick to read the play, works to get off blocks and strong at the point of attack. Breaks down well, wraps up tackling and redirects to ballcarriers. Possesses a solid burst of closing speed.

NEGATIVES: Not efficient, over-pursues the action, and does not play with great control, taking poor angles. Lacks lateral speed and hands in pass coverage.

ANALYSIS: A two-down defender with adequate size/speed numbers, Sanders has possibilities as a backup at either middle linebacker or on the inside in a 34 alignment. Must improve his play in pass coverage and display skills on special teams to have a chance at the next level.

PROJECTION: Undrafted Free Agent

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