Ace Sanders WR South Carolina #1
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Size/Athleticism: Vastly undersized. His lack of height limits him to a slot receiver role. Lacks the breakaway speed to make up for his size which may limit his effectiveness at the next level. While he isn’t a burner in the open field, he is an excellent athlete and can make guys miss. His lack of size makes him tough to corral in the open field. Experienced returning punts.
Separation Skills: He isn’t very explosive, but he does a nice job getting open. He excels against zone coverage, finding the soft spots in the zone and making plays after the catch. Not much of a deep threat, but he does have enough speed to get over the top when a corner tries to jump his route on a double move.
Ball Skills: Great hands. Did not drop a ball in 2012. Does a nice job adjusting to the poorly thrown ball. He’s great athlete and demonstrates nice body control when adjusting to the ball in the air. Lacks the height and leaping ability to battle for balls in traffic. He needs space to catch the ball.
Intangibles: Father, Tracy Sanders, played football at Florida State.
Durability: No known issues.
Comments: Sanders is an undersized possession receiver, similar to Davone Bess or Wes Welker. He will be limited to a slot receiver role, but he could make a significant impact on the right offense. He may not interest every team, but