- Paul Kuharsky, ESPN Staff Writer
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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 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?