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Miles Sanders

RB

Penn State

6'2"

Height

Weight

215

Bench
40-Time
10-Time
20-Time
20
4.49
Vertical
Broad Jump
20-Shuttle
60-Shuttle
32 1/2"
8' 2"
4.38
33 1/2"
9' 9"
4.5
33"
9' 10"
4.27
33"
10' 4"
32"
9' 8"
4.33
32"
9' 8"
4.41
33"
9' 6"
4.27
40"
10' 6"
30"
9'11"
4.59
36 1/2"
10' 3"
34 1/2"
9'11"
4.46
31"
9'10"
4.22
36"
9'8"
4.4
41"
4.24
31 1/2"
36 1/2"
40"
10' 6"
4.29
4.21
38 1/2"
10' 8"
4.25
32 1/2"
10' 0"
31 1/2"
9' 10"
4.45
35"
9' 4"
39"
10' 6"
4.3
28 1/2"
10' 1"
4.23
35 1/2"
9' 10"
4.27
29 1/2"
9' 10"
34"
10' 3"
36"
10' 4"
4.19
35"
9' 9"
4.4
37"
10' 1"
33 1/2"
10' 1"
4.41
40"
10' 10"
29 1/2"
9' 11"
4.33
39 1/2"
10' 10"
4.31
33"
10' 1"
4.44
39 1/2"
10' 3"
41"
10' 11"
36"
10' 3"
4.24
35 1/2"
10' 2"
4.42
35 1/2"
10' 1"
36"
10' 3"
4.28
33"
4.37
35"
9' 10"
32"
9' 9"
31"
10' 1"
4.28
36"
10' 3"
4.09
30"
9' 9"
4.35
33 1/2"
10' 8"
36"
10' 2"
4.35
35"
10' 1"
4.46
34"
9' 11"
3.98
36"
10'0"
4.3
37"
10' 5"
4.28
36"
9' 8"
4.34
30"
9"
4.47
31 1/2"
9' 4"
4.15
31 1/2"
9' 10"
4.26
40 1/2"
10' 7"
4.14
33"
9' 7"
4.34
3-Cone
Hand
Arm
Wingspan
6.89
9 1/4"
30 5/8"
74 5/8"

Final Grade

6.93

Strengths 

With absolutely ridiculous change of direction and athleticism, Miles Sanders is a nightmare RB for teams to face. His cutting ability and elusiveness make him the most dangerous player on the field when he has the ball in his hands. His big play ability can come out on any play and he will often never be caught with great acceleration and top end speed. He works off his teammates and offensive lineman well as he tries to scan to find holes. When he hits the hole, he hits it with patience and explosiveness. His loose hips add to his contact balance, slipperiness, and shiftiness.

Weaknessess

Sanders, while a huge big play threat, bounces the ball outside too often. His vision does allow him to work off of the offensive lineman, but his read of the blocking devolves into an explosive play mindset only at times. His lack of receiving ability can be improved upon, but he needs to use his fluid hips much better to work out of the slot and become a more versatile player. His pass blocking could use work and he will need to improve his strength at the next level to truly become a 3-down RB.

No Major Injury History

Injury History

Games Evaluated

2018: Pitt, Ohio State, Appalachian State, Michigan State, Indiana

Big Picture

Miles Sanders, much like his predecessor Saquon Barkley, is an explosive big play threat who is a freak athlete. Sanders has some of the best cutting ability to come out of college football in the past few years and combined with his elusiveness, it makes him a dangerous player all the time. However, he fails to fully take advantage of his athletic profile with the lack of receiving experience. In order to be a true feature back at the next level, Sanders will need to diversify his route tree and his IQ of the receiving game. Sanders, while raw currently, could be used in a council his first year before taking over full time. The ability to receive is there, but it needs refinement. Sanders will be a 3-down back someday, but it will not be in his rookie year. That is why he likely goes in the middle of day 2, and not towards the upper echelon of late day 1-early day 2.

Team Fit

Player Comp

Athleticism:

7.56

Lateral Agility
Elusiveness
Contact Balance
Explosion
Top End Speed
7.90
7.7
7.4
7.4
7.7

Is exceptionally quick with great lateral agility. Will bounce off defenders consistently to create big runs. Shows great lateral acceleration. Shows loose hips and flexibility in blocking that allows him to handle rushers coming into the pocket. Has been a key cog for McSorley due to his flexibility at the point of attack. Great change of direction that showcases itself quite often. Becomes shifty and slippery in the open field with fluid hips. Exquisite explosion through the hole that gets him up into the second level easily. Can explode down the sideline to gain chunks that other, less athletic backs could not get. Flies into the open field when he breaks a run. Rarely will get run down to top speed, does not get tired very easily on big run.

With Ball In Hands:

7.42

Lateral Agility
Cutting Ability
Pad Level & Leg Drive
Ball Security
6.20
8.1
7.1
7.9

Big Play Ability

While he can see well between the tackles and see cutback lanes, he bounces the run outside far too often. It leads to unnecessary TFLs. Has amazing feet and can cut on a dime. The best cutback in the draft this year easily and will not be tackled if he is cutting. Has incredible elusiveness with top speed and acceleration. Ability to drive power through hips allows him to reach top speed easily. Can freeze defenders by stuttering and accelerating easily. Falls forward and shows grit, but still needs to get stronger in the lower body to power through piles. Has a great center of gravity that allows him to balance through contact. Seldom fumbles the ball and will make extra note to take care of it in slippery conditions. Always is sure ball carrier during crunch time.

Receiving:

6.43

Has shown the ability to catch away from his body and run in stride with catching. Can make solid adjustments on the ball. Has a very sparse route tree and cannot run very crisp routes, so unlikely to see work from the slot against the next level immediately. Surprisingly good at the scramble drill and finds soft spots in zones. Solid acceleration after the catch. Ability to cut still helps separation and top level acceleration allows acceleration on wheels. Out routes need work, as the breaks are currently tense.

Hands
Route Running
Ability to Seperate
Ability in Space
7.1
5.5
6.7
6.4

Blocking:

6.19

7.25

Shows very little ability to get involved in blocking for jet sweeps or plays away from him. Shies away from unneeded contact with LBs. Shows the ability to at least get key blocks up field without drawing penalties. Sometimes bounces plays due to a key chip. Has shown the ability to be a rather good pass protector for McSorley. Due to raw frame, gets overpowered a good bit of the time, will need to bulk up. Does not draw unnecessary penalties and takes smart holding calls if he has to do it. Smart blocker.

Lead Blocking
Blocking in Space:
Pass Pro Technique:
Effort & Willingness
5.3
6.2
6.70
6.6

Competitiveness:

7.05

Toughness
Production
Motor
7.5
6.5

Shows consistent grit when running and runs hard all the time. Never goes down on first contact, shows swagger when he runs with the ball. Has solid production, but can be inconsistent against higher tier run defenses, which leaves in question how he will fair at the next level. Has a fantastic motor on every play. Inconsistent, as he is shut down by higher tier run defenses and does not always play a full game. Uses OL to dictate his lane and works with them beautifully. Communicates well with the QB and gets open on scramble drills due to it.

Intelligence:

6.5

Shows fantastic patience that allows him to instinctively make hard cuts inside. Trust instincts and eyes on runs. Have not seen growth due to only one year of starting, but seems to have retained lots of Saquon Barkley's traits. While he can play from any place in the backfield, he fails to show versatility in the passing game and does not play in the slot.

Instincts
Patience
Versatility
7.2
6.9
5.8