Dominick Sanders

Georgia
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Prospect Info

College
Georgia
Hometown
Class
Tucker, GA
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 11"
193 lbs
30 5/8”
Hands
9 1/4”

Prospect Grade

4.99
Should Be in an NFL Training Camp
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Sanders was a three-star prospect and first-team All-Georgia from the Atlanta metro area that was rated as a receiver, athlete, and cornerback. Turned out his best position was safety, as he's scheduled to be a four-year starter there for the Bulldogs. Sanders was Georgia's Newcomer of the Year in 2014, starting 13 games (34 tackles, fumble return for touchdown) and intercepting two passes against Louisville in the Belk Bowl. He was voted second-team All-SEC by league coaches the following year, starting 12 of 13 games played, making 48 tackles, five for loss, one sack, six pass breakups, and leading the team with six interceptions, returning them for a school-record 205 yards. Sanders started 13 games again in 2016, also pacing the Bulldogs with three interceptions to go along with 34 tackles and seven pass breakups. He started all 15 games for the SEC champs as a senior, posting 37 stops, 3.5 for loss, a team-high four interceptions, and five pass breakups. Dominick's brother, Chris, also played at Georgia, though he was dismissed for an off-field incident and eventually ended up at Baylor.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Priority Free Agent
NFL Comparison
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Overview
Undersized but athletic, Sanders has a four-year resume of putting himself into position to play the ball and taking it away once he gets there. His route anticipation and short-area burst to close on throws in front of him is impressive, but his inability to range over the top and handle long speed is a concern. Sanders dearth of size and speed will likely hurt his draft stock, but he his ball skills and anticipation give him a chance to make some noise in a camp.
Strengths
  • He finds the ball more than the ball finds him
  • Consistent interception production a product of instincts and ball skills
  • Good fluidity of movement
  • Good lateral agility to transition in space
  • Plus route recognition
  • Ample stick-and-drive twitch to race receiver to the throw
  • Improved his path to the ball and showed he could adjust his angle on the move
  • Underappreciated feel for throws a quarterback can and can't make
  • Darts underneath when recognizing opponent doesn't have arm strength to beat him over the top
  • Attacks the ball in front of routes or under them
  • High pointer with excellent body control and hand-eye coordination
Weaknesses
  • Below average size with shorter arms
  • Could need more weight work
  • Lack of deep range becomes obvious on tape
  • Missing makeup speed and needs to play smart and stay ahead of the play
  • Much better player downhill
  • Struggle to open and range from his pedal to play the ball
  • Will bite on the cheese against play-action
  • Below average play strength as tackler
  • Gets stuck on blocks in space
  • Big receivers and running backs able to discard him
  • Poor tackling has cost his team touchdowns over past two seasons

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GRADE
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