OT Zebrie Sanders-FSU
Weight: 308 lbs.
Grade: 6.4 (Grading Scale)
Projection: Round 2
Athletic OT who has experience at both tackle spots while in college…has good natural athleticism which allow him to run most speed rushers out of the play…gets good depth on his kick step and slide well laterally to mirror the rusher…very aggressive when asked to run block…does a good job attacking his man and working to overwhelm him at the point of attack…plays with heavy hands and delivers a solid punch that is able to stun the rusher…has ideal size and long arms for the position…does a good job bending his knees and staying in his stance v. the rush.
Is not effective when asked to block in space…at times can appear to be lost about who to block and where…is a more comfortable blocker when asked to block the guy in front of him…doesn’t use his punch as efficiently as we would like and has at times over extended himself trying to land it…he can get popped out of his stance by a good bull rush and struggles to re-anchor…will struggle to hold the edge v the elite speed rushers who can explode off their first step…could have been flagged for a few more holding penalties from the tape we saw…He’s a good athlete but too many questions exist about how he will handle elite speed rushers to make us trust him as a definite LT.