Saturday, April 27, 2013
Ace Sanders could give Jaguars a jolt
By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com’s scout Matt Williamson called Ace Sanders “Tavon Austin Lite.”
After they traded out of the first pick of the fourth round, the Jaguars took South Carolina receiver/returner Sanders with the 101st selection.
The pint-sized receiver is dangerous in space and is a slot guy who could go nicely working with Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts on the outside.
The Jaguars also have Jordan Shipley, but Sanders looks to be far more dangerous and could be a very threatening punt returner.
Here’s Scouts Inc. on his big-play ability.
"Quicker than fast and reaches top-end speed quickly after catch. Makes defenders miss in space. Above average balance and can run through arm tackles. Appears faster than timed top-end speed on film but doesn't show breakaway speed when gets a seam or have the second gear to take the top off the coverage. Doesn't have the frame or length to win 50-50 balls downfield either."
The issue, of course, is what happens when he doesn’t escape?
He runs 4.38, but when he does get hit can his 5-foot-7, 173-pound frame hold up?