2013 NFL Draft: Ace Sanders Prospect Profile

South Carolina wide receiver/punt returner Ace Sanders

South Carolina wide receiver/punt returner Ace Sanders

Prospect: Ace Sanders , WR, University of South Carolina

Measurables: 5’8” 175 lbs

Strengths: Looks a lot like Wes Welker in pads. Although not the most physically imposing of receivers, Ace Sanders does bring speed to the game. He has the ability to make defenders miss at the point of contact. Deceptively quick and elusive. He can get off the line pretty quickly leaving DBs in the dust. Has good field awareness and vision. Pretty crisp route runner with not a lot of sloppiness. Natural pass-catcher with decent hands. Will need a pretty accurate quarterback as his catch radius is not very big. Sanders is a dangerous return man and that is most likely where Sanders will earn is game check on Sundays. His speed, quickness, and elusiveness more than make up for his lack of size. When he does lineup it will be as a slot guy.

Weaknesses: His lack of size will could be a hindrance at the next level as his ability to separate and get off press coverage will be looked at. Not the most physical of receivers and will be challenged by both coaches and opponents. He’s seen as fearless and that trait could get him into trouble when trying to get that extra yard or go over the middle in traffic.

Projection: Even with his quickness and his ability to run fluid routes, Sanders projects to be a mid to late round draft prospect.

Prospect Profile completed by:

Marc Lucoff is DraftInsider’s Head Scout of WR/DB
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