- Tight end, Outside linebacker
- 222 lbs
- Dr. SEC Recruiting Ranking
- 247 Composite Ranking
- High School
- Ryan (Denton, TX)
- Current Team
Scouting Report: (6/17/2019) Drew Sanders might be the most intriguing prospect in the nation. I am not a fan of giving players listed as athletes five-stars. Normally if a player doesn’t have a defined position before they arrive on campus, they’re unlikely to live up to the five-star hype. They will spend much of their college career trying to find where they fit in best. Just because a player is good at several things in high school, does not mean he will be great at one thing in college.
Sanders is different because he could be a five-star at two positions. He will likely play outside linebacker at Alabama but could develop into a first-round draft pick at tight end.
On offense he is the definition of a playmaker. Drew has played several different positions in high school, but he can get hit an open hole with impressive downhill burst and has the patience to read his blocks and LB flow when needed. He cuts on the run very well for a player his size.
As a receiver, he is a natural, confident pass catcher with quick, strong hands. He demonstrates very good body control with the ability to adjust to throws outside of frame and can track the ball well over his shoulder.
Despite all the talent he displays on the offensive side of the ball, it will be hard to keep him off the defensive side of the ball.
As a linebacker, he is smart, instinctive and very opportunistic around the football. Sanders flashes quick downhill reads and fills between the tackles. He stays clean with explosive shedding and jolt back strength. He has the speed and quickness to scrape for a lot of production outside the hashes.
Drew is a textbook tackler with explosive run through form. He does not let up leaky yardage and limits forward progress with his power. Sanders breaks down well in space and can shows good balance and body control on contact and he knows how to use leverage.
If Drew stays healthy and hungry, he will succeed on either side of the football. I personally think he could be the best tight end in the nation by the end of his sophomore season but should grow to All-Conference as an OLB too.