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Robert Sands
Round 5, Pick 134
Position: S
Class:  3Jr
School: West Virginia
Conference: Big East
HT: 6-4.5
WT: 217
40 Time: 4.53
Biography: Three-year starter awarded all-conference honors the past two years. Junior totals included 53 tackles and one interception. Had 37/5/8 as a sophomore.

Positives: "Big, physical safety who is best playing downhill. Forceful up the field, strong at the point, and reliable as a tackler. Hard-hitting and looks to intimidate opponents. Explosive, shows a burst of closing speed, and works well with cornerbacks."

Negatives: Inefficient and does not consistently take proper angles to the action or play within himself. Doesn?t change directions quickly. Has marginal ball skills and reacts slowly.

Analysis: "Sands can be an intimidating force in centerfield, yet he is a long-strider with limitations in coverage. He's best suited to play a conventional strong safety position or in a system that puts him in the box."

Projection: 4th
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