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Antwoine Sanders

DB | (0-0, 202) | Utah
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Worked three years after high school before going to junior college. Originally enrolled at Independence Community College (Kan.) but transferred to Arizona Western College and redshirted in 1999. Played in 2000. Came to Utah in '01, started every game and won second-team All-Mountain West Conference honors. Had 78 tackles, four passes broken up and four interceptions. Started 11 games in '02 with 65 tackles, four passes broken up and two interceptions.

Positives: Good size with long arms and excellent jumping ability. Quick, reads and reacts, and flies to the ball. Above-average in man-to-man coverage. Good vision, takes good angles and has good range. Gets a good jump and can adjust. Is quick to support. Good tackler with good athletic ability. Comes up hard vs. the run. Can hit. Plays best in space and has time to see and react.

Negatives: Struggles in backpedal and coverage. Lacks quickness to cover receivers and backs. Lacks football intelligence and misplays ball. Some gather and false step. A tad stiff. Will be a 26-year-old rookie in '03 (September '77 date of birth). Got a late start in school. Plays for self, not team. Arrogant. Wants pro money. Best off the ball where he can see and read. Questionable in the box. Better in zone and two- and three-deep coverages than in man because he is not that quick or sudden and is a little bit stiff in his backpedal and transition.

Summary: Best suited to be a free safety because of his size, speed and range, but does not have a great burst and has plenty of room to improve his cover skills.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.