Robert Sands scouting report

Robert Sands S West Virginia
Ht: 6’4″

Wt: 217

Rare size for the position. Three-year starter. A physical player and a hard hitter. Excels in run support; acts like an extra linebacker at times. Decent ball skills (six career interceptions). Adequate speed for the position.
Still very raw. Gets caught out of position frequently in coverage. Has the athleticism to make up for his mistakes in the Big East, but lacks the elite athleticism to get by in the NFL. Needs to improve his ability to read quarterbacks; frequently bites on play action and pump fakes.
Sands’ size makes him a very intriguing prospect, however there isn’t a very long list of safeties with his size who have excelled in the NFL. He’s a good athlete for his size, but he lacks the elite quickness and agility necessary to line up in man coverage. His size and athleticism gives him the versatility to play either safety position, which could make him a valuable backup at the next level but anything more would be a bonus.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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