Photo of Zebrie Sanders
Drafted By: Bills
  • Round 5
  • Pick 9
  • Overall 144

Combine Results

Grade
82.7 ?
  • 5.41 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 28 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 27.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 100.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 8.15 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.99 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: The Bills get a potential swing player with the addition of Sanders. He has experience playing on both sides of the line and that could make enable him to get a jersey each week as an active player.

  • 6'5" Height
  • 35" Arm Length
  • 320LBS. Weight
  • 10 7/8" Hands

Overview

Sanders is a quick athlete for his size, though he could stand to put on more weight. He excels in the pass game, where he uses his size and does not allow defenders to get by him. He is a smart player who rarely gets out of position and projects to be a reliable option for teams at the next level, with the potential to creep into the first round.

Analysis

Strengths

Sanders is an athletic big man. While he holds his own in the run game, he is a great pass blocker who knows how to use his hands and size to stay productive. He has good feet and is very smooth in his movements and pass sets. He has good agility and can get his body on defenders upfield in the run and screen game.

Weaknesses

While Sanders is a smooth athlete, he does not necessarily display the strength and explosiveness that is evident of most first-round-type linemen. He will not wow anyone with his ability to knock a defender off the line.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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