|Dane Sanzenbacher WR Ohio State|
|A smart, fundamentally sound player. Great route runner. Best hands of anyone in this year’s draft class. A tough runner after the catch. Elite quickness; can easily shake the coverage of less athletic corners with a quick move.|
|Lacks the elite speed to stretch the field. Undersized; will struggle against bigger, more physical cornerbacks. Limited ability as a blocker.|
|Sanzenbacher isn’t a No. 1 receiver and his upside is limited, but he is a safe bet to develop into a quality 2nd or 3rd option. More and more teams are looking for the next Wes Welker – a reliable receiver who can line up in the slot and make things happen after the catch – and Sanzenbacher fits that mold perfectly. In the right system he could be an instant-impact player.|
Two of my favorite mid-round prospects have shined in workouts and hopefully are climbing up draft boards across the country.
Oregon’s Jeff Maehl and Ohio State’s Dane Sanzenbacher aren’t the biggest, fastest or strongest receivers in this year’s class, but they both have excellent hands and are perfectly suited to play a slot receiver role.
The NFL is a copycat league and more and more teams are searching for their version of Wes Welker.
Well, here’s your chance to get two potential stars at a very cheap price.
While neither has elite speed, they are two of the most explosive receivers in this year’s class as they’ve demonstrated at the combine. Maehl set an unofficial combine record in the short shuttle with a time of 6.42. Sanzenbacher came in second at 6.46.
Maehl and Sanzenbacher also finished first and second, respectively, in the 60-yard shuttle and second and third in the 20-yard shuttle.
Prior to the combine I gave both receivers 4th-round grades and I feel even more confident in my assessment after seeing their performance this weekend.