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Weslye Saunders (TE)
  • Height:
    6'5"
  • Weight:
    270 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    35 5/8 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 1/2 in.
  • College:
    South Carolina
  • Conference:
    SEC
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Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash- -
  • Bench Press19.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump33.5 inch
  • Broad Jump116.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill- -
  • 20 Yard Shuttle- -
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
Buzz

Overview

Saunders looks like an NFL tight end, but he may not get that opportunity after being dismissed from the Gamecocks in September. He did not play as a senior and there are serious concerns about his character. On the football field, Saunders has excellent size, good hands and is difficult to cover in both man and zone coverage. He has enough speed to stretch the field and shows the ability to break tackles after the catch. He is raw as a run blocker, but he has enough pass catching skills to be a starter and could still be a second day pick despite his off-the-field issues.


Strengths

Saunders has prototypical size. Possesses a quick first step and the speed to stretch the field down the seam. Fluid enough get open in man coverage and consistently finds soft spots in zone. Has great hands and a large catching radius. Shows a bit of a wiggle to make people miss in the open field.

Weaknesses

Lacks explosion out of his breaks and will struggle to separate from more athletic linebackers. A bit raw as a route runner. Does not show the desire to be a solid run blocker and plays with poor leverage and technique. Missed his senior year after being dismissed from the team.

Grade

4.5

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 combine workout: Weslye Saunders

    Published: March 9, 2011 at 05:56 p.m.

    Watch South Carolina TE Weslye Saunders compete at the 2011 NFL Scouting combine before he pulled out with an injury.

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