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Bobbing for late round playmakers: Ace Sanders, WR, South Carolina

There is (or should be) no debate about it: this team needs some juice. They need guys who can create plays in space, who can go far distances, who can make defending the Jets a pain in the ass. While there are some guys near the top of the draft I like, we may have to wait until later to do it. If so, why not take a look at SCAR WR Ace Sanders?



Ace Sanders vs LSU, Tennessee, Clemson & Michigan (2012) (via Adrian Ahufinger)

Ace Sanders 2012 Highlights (via SCMunnerlyn1)

2012 stats: 45 catches, 531 yards, 9 TD

28 punt returns, 429 PR yards, 15.3 average, 2 TD

I don't expect this to be a popular idea. Ace Sanders wasn't overly productive catching the ball, he's tiny (5-7, 173), and he did not run very well at the Combine (4.58 40 yard dash). But putting all that aside and looking at the tape, I see a guy who has tremendous lateral agility and is a very good route runner. He has little wasted motion in his movements. He also displays soft hands and some toughness making catches in traffic. According to John Pollard of Stats LLC, Sanders didn't have a single drop last season (though there was a deep ball that went off his fingertips against Tennessee). Furthermore, the guy is an impact return man, with vision and open field moves. I don't know about any of you, but I know that I got tired of watching Jeremy Kerley wave hello to the people every time he went back to return a punt.

I wouldn't reach high on this guy, but if he's toiling around in the 6th round range, he would be on my radar. If he can make plays in the SEC, I'm thinking that might translate to the pros.

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