Miles Sanders Scouting Report

miles sanders scouting report
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Strengths:

  • Size
  • Patient runner
  • Lateral agility
  • Instinctive runner
  • Decent hands
  • Only 276 career carries–not a lot of wear on body

Weaknesses:

  • Ball security
  • Not a home run threat
  • Below average burst
  • Not decisive enough
  • Zero production against elite defenses
  • Can’t beat LB’s in the receiving game

Analysis: I am not high as most on Sanders. On tape, he comes across as a Saquon Barkley wannabe—moving, shaking and juking more than finding and hitting the holes. He is talented and has solid instincts as a runner, but with a below average burst through the line, I question his ability to breakaway from linebackers at the next level. He is solid in the receiving game and can make most catches but fails to create separation in his routes. He has little wear-and-tear on his body with only 276 carries in college, but I think he will likely be a ‘complimentary’ back rather than a true number one.

Size: 5’11 211lbs

Draft Rank: Outside Top 5 RBs

NFL Comparison: Justin Jackson

Draft Projection: Round 3

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