Photo of Beau Sandland
Drafted By: Panthers

Combine Results

Grade
5.37 ?
  • 4.74 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 124.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.10 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.33 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.75 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

A former Miami Hurricane, Sandland is a raw athlete with intriguing ball skills and that catch radius that Cam likes. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'4" Height
  • 34 1/4" Arm Length
  • 253LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/8" Hands

Overview

This California native didn't get much play as a high school recruit, so he stayed in-state to play at two-year Pierce College. By the time he was wrapping up an all-conference season at Pierce (24-267, three TD), schools from all over the country were interested in his services. He chose to fly across the country to Miami, Florida, to follow in the footsteps of many top-rated tight ends. But after one season (9-94 receiving in 13 games), Sandland decided he would rather attend a school closer to his home environment. He sat out the 2014 season transferring to FCS program Montana State. With a year in the offense under his belt, Sandland's game took off in 2015, as he earned All-American honors from the Associated Press and first-team All-Big Sky notice with 37 catches for 632 yards and nine scores. Even with just one good season at the junior college level and another for a FCS team, NFL scouts are intrigued enough with his skill set to make sure he was invited to the NFL Scouting Combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Athletic frame with good mass and room for more. Exceptional arm length and hand size for the position. Capable seam worker. Long strides in vertical routes can overtake squatting safeties. Able to separate out of breaks. Competitive, able runner after catch. Run blocking was a requirement. Has lateral footwork to become workable in­line blocker for zone runs and has the experience and hand strength to get early block security.

Weaknesses

Slow to make route adjustments against contact. Relies on size and athleticism over crisp routes to overcome lesser competition. Inconsistent as run blocker. Base narrows causing lack of balance to sustain. Still learning to take proper angles up to the second level in run game. Played JUCO ball and then sparingly at Miami (Fla.) before transferring in 2014. Limited experience against high-­end athletes.

Draft Projection

Rounds 5 or 6

NFL Comparison

Vance McDonald

Bottom Line

Sandland was the top-­rated JUCO tight end when he signed with Miami (Fla.) so NFL teams are very aware of his potential. While he is thought of as a pass-­catching tight end, Sandland was required to put in work in the trenches which gives him a small head­ start on some of the tight ends coming out. With an ability to challenge down the field and separate underneath, Sandland has a chance to work his way onto a roster and into some snaps by his second season.
-Lance Zierlein
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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