Sanders has solid athletic talent to play his position.
He has good size and does a nice job when used in single coverage as well
as in zone coverages. He has quick
feet and shows the length that teams are now looking for in the cornerback
position to go up against taller and bigger receivers in the red zone. Sanders
played on a team that has a lot of potential NFL players and, overall, his
talent is equal to any other player on that team.
Sanders knows what to do on the field; he understands down and distance
situations. He has the talent to
play more than one position in your defensive back field and will be able to get
on the field early in nickel-dime coverage situations right after the draft. He
is a very good Defensive Back when used against slot receivers who run short
routes. Sandersí impact position might be cover safety or free safety, but there
is one issue that he needs to correct if he wants to be a starting defensive
back in the NFL.
Sanders allows others to make tackles rather than do it himself.
I personally have a problem with a player who has a domestic violence
arrest in his past, but lacks the guts on the field to tackle a player in the
open field. Sanders seems to have
no problems smacking the crap out of a woman, but when it comes to being
physical on the field against men, he shies away.
Itís a problem for me and the reason I would struggle to keep him on my
board at all. But thatís just me
looking from an ownerís point of view.
This is the player with which an owner gets to analyze his or her draft management team (DMT). At least, thatís what I would do. Sanders is a good player and has enough athletic talent to be drafted; he
could even, at some point in the future, become a starting player. But does he have the mental makeup to really be a player in the NFL? Will he bring more problems than starts? Will he be a productive and a
good representative for your company/brand and furthermore, does your draft management team value the same player characteristics as much as you do in the role of owner? In what round are they willing to draft Sanders?
Does that draft management team bring any of these off field issues to your attention and, if not, why? If youíre an owner that wants to stay away from any off field issues like this and have communicated
that in the past, does your DMT respect that or do they think that talent decisions and draft decisions should not involve the owner because the owner has never played the game (very much like Bill Parcells thinks)
You see, no matter what a GM or head coach thinks about an owner, they should respect that owner. The owner is the one that deals with the fans and the fans pay the GM and Head Coachís salaries.
There are owners that publically are more involved in the draft than other owners, but you can bet they all are involved. Itís too big a business not to be and these GMís and Head
Coaches are making too many financial mistakes. We are the site that owners can use to evaluate their draft management teams beyond talent selection. We are the site that marries together selecting players in a fiscally
responsible way. We are the site that suggests to owners that drafting in the latter rounds is just as important as the 1st round by showing possible talent all the way through the draft.
Therefore, when you come to the 5th round and your draft management team wants to draft Sanders and there are more talented players on the board, an owner has something to go by that is an outside source of information and helps him to evaluate how
well his team is doing on DRAFT DAY. Weíre not always right, but we are a very valuable tool. Draft Sanders if you believe heís a talent you want on your team, but beware. I just think that when heís on the board, there will be better players to
select.My theory is, if you can beat women, but prefer not to tackle or only make tackles when you think you should, athletic talent will not save you on my board.
Drew "The B.S. Detector" Boylhart