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  • 4.56 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 29 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 33.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 116.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.02 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.22 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5'10" Height
  • 214LBS. Weight


A four-year starter, Sanford, the conference's leading tackler over his career, leaves Ole Miss without a single all-conference selection. The heavy-hitting strong safety's 287 career tackles did earn him an invitation to the Scouting Combine. If Sanford can prove his athleticism, the versatile, durable performer could move into middle-round consideration for the 2009 draft.



Positives: Tough. ... Signed with Ole Miss as a linebacker and started four games at this position -- at 200 pounds -- as a sophomore. ... Reliable open-field tackler. ... Lacks the bulk scouts prefer at strong safety, but is a physical hitter that wraps up cleanly. ... Isn't afraid to take on blockers and can disengage to make the tackle near the line of scrimmage. ... High-effort player who doesn't give up on the play. ... Good upside as a special teams defender due to his toughness and reliable open-field tackling. Negatives: Lacks size teams prefer at safety and the size to transition back to linebacker. ... Marginal speed for coverage. ... Lacks the change-of-direction agility to stick with receivers in man coverage and too often appears satisfied with making the tackle after the reception is made. ... A steady collegiate defender, but rarely made the flashy play.
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.