Emmanuel Sanders   # WR

Height: 5-11   Weight: 180   Age: 27

Born: 3/17/1987 Bellville , TX

College: Southern Methodist

Experience: 5th season

High School: Bellville HS [TX]

REC

67

YDS

740

AVG

11.0

TDS

6

Draft 2010

Pick No.82

Selected By: Pittsburgh Steelers

Round: 3

Pick (Overall): 18 (82)

Pick Analysis: While Sanders is a slightly undersized receiver, he is certainly not timid when it comes to going over the middle and will compete for the ball. Unfortunately, his lack of size and strength makes it difficult for him to win many of those battles. He shows excellent acceleration off the line and can stretch the secondary down the seam with his vertical speed. He is confident in his hands and will reach out to pluck the ball. However, he also will drop some when he tries to make a move before securing the catch. He needs work on setting defenders up and can be a bit sloppy in his routes, but there is no reason to think he can't improve in that area. He probably fits the No. 3 or 4 receiver description more than a No. 1 or 2, but he should be able to contribute early on as a return specialist.

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