Buffalo Bills: Undrafted Free Agent Signings

Thought the Draft was over, huh? Well, Buddy and the Bills weren't done yet, what with only 89 men currently on their roster and needs still remaining for backups (and the future). After the team earned the nickname "Walking Dead" in 2011, fielding major injuries everywhere from defensive back (McGee, of course) to offensive line (center Eric Wood may have been the...
Via Football Nation
May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Q&A about Nigel Bradham and Zebrie Sanders

Q&A! Q&A! Q&A! Like we did with Stephon Gilmore, Cordy Glenn and TJ Graham, we got a Q&A fired up about Nigel Bradham and Zebrie Sanders. Dishing out the info are the boys from Unconquered Noles, the FSU blog for Bloguin. Enjoy. 1) What are his pros and weaknesses? Bradham is a physical specimen with incredible functional strength, good linebacker speed and...
Via Buffalo Wins
April 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills Draft Grade: Playing it Safe, Picking Smart

By the time they announced their seventh round pick, you almost didn't care that the Buffalo Bills took a kicker. See, Buddy Nix had a script for the 2012 Draft, one that included things like depth and value, one that laid out their needs and their dedication to addressing them. Offensive line depth, pass rush, cornerback, wide receiver; these were the perceived needs for the...
Via Football Nation
April 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Bills draft FSU OT Zebrie Sanders with 144th pick

The Buffalo Bills have selected Florida State offensive tackle Zebrie Sanders with their first of two fifth-round picks in the NFL draft on Saturday. Listed at 6-foot-5 and 308 pounds, Sanders was selected with the 144th overall pick. He predominantly played at right tackle with the Seminoles, but did see playing time on the left side in 53 career games, including 50 starts. Sanders...
Via AP on Fox
April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NFL Draft Day 3 offensive line prospects

2012 NFL Draft Day 3 offensive line prospects available, and as I Cardinals fan, I have a vested interest in what happens to all of these guys because the Cardinals need offensive line help in the worst way. Bobby Massie, OT Mississippi: I have no idea how Massie has fallen off a cliff and into the third day as he was considered by many to be a top 5 offensive tackle prospect. Now...
Via The Sports Headquarters
April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Offensive Tackle Projections

Average total drafted in last 5 years: 22.8 1. Matt Kalil (USC) Top 52. Riley Reiff (Iowa) Top 153. Jonathan Martin (Stanford) 1-24. Mike Adams (Ohio State) 1-25. Bobby Massie (Mississippi) 26. Jeff Allen (Georgia) 2-37. Mitchell Schwartz (California) 2-38. Zebrie Sanders (Florida State) 39. Donald Stephenson (Oklahoma) 3-410. Matt McCants (UAB) 3-411. Nate Potter (Boise State)...
Via The Football Fan Spot
April 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Final Positional Rankings 2012 NFL Draft-Offensive Tackles

Tier 1 (1st round) Matt Kalil, USC Jonathan Martin, Stanford Riley Reiff, Iowa Tier 2 (2nd round) Bobby Massie, Ole Miss. Mike Adams, Ohio State Matt McCants, UAB Tom Compton, South Dakota Andrew Datko, Florida State Tier 3 (3rd round-5th round) Jeff Allen, Illinois James Brown, Troy Donald Stephenson, Oklahoma Zebrie Sanders, FSU Levy Adcock, Oklahoma State...
Via Draft Board Insider
April 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Mock Draft – Round Two

With the 2012 Scouting Combine finished, the draft discussion is in full swing, and NFLNR is right in the thick of things as usual. We’ve had Round One covered for a while now and thanks to the overwhelming response, we’re bringing back Round Two. Be sure to comment if you’ve got another scenario in mind or just something to say… hit it up at the bottom of the mock. Updated...
Via NFL News & Rumors
March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

What should the Detroit Lions do with their first two draft picks?

Why do I have the Detroit Lions going O Line in both of the first two rounds of the NFL Draft? Am I nuts? Well, probably, but not because of my mock draft. The picks I made are for different positions among the big guys up front. And there’s versatility with what I can do here in their starting lineup by plugging in those guys. Most importantly, their RBs have not been healthy...
Via The Sports Bank
March 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Players to watch at the combine for the Steelers: Offense

The NFL combine starts this week and Steelers coaches will be heading to Indianapolis with the rest of the teams in the league. It’s an exciting time as these future NFL hopefuls put their best foot forward to impress potential employers.  We’ve put together a list of some players to watch that the Steelers may be interested in come draft time in April and thus could be checking...
Via SteelerAddicts
February 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Scout's Notes: Five Highly Thought Of Prospects I Have Concerns With

I'm going to stay away from some of the obvious guys that we/many others aren't major fans of, such as Ryan Tannehill and Alshon Jeffery. Still, based on our evaluations, there are a few high picks that myself and our staff have consistently not been huge fans of all season long that some teams/other scouts have been impressed with.As a contrast from yesterday's prospects...
Via Optimum Scouting
February 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Football. Academic Stars

Florida State football players Rashad Greene, Dustin Hopkins and Zebrie Sanders have been selected to the 52-member 2011 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team, announced Wednesday by Commissioner John Swofford.
Via Seminoles.com
February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Draft OTs

Draft Central > OTs QBs * RBs * WRs * TEs * OTs * OGs/Cs * DEs * DTs * LBs * CBs * Ss * K/Ps Pos Rank Comp Player Pos School Class Ht. Wt. Round 1 2 Matt Kalil OT Southern California rJr 6-6 295 1 2 7 Jonathan Martin OT Stanford rJr 6-6 305 1 3 8 Riley Reiff OT Iowa rJr 6-6 300 1 4 26 Mike Adams OT Ohio...
Via The Colts Authority
February 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Zebrie Sanders scouting report

Zebrie Sanders OT Florida State #77 Ht: 6’5″ Wt: 308   Strengths: Adequate height and overall size. Impressive athleticism and quickness; easily gets to the second level and can get down the field on screens, draws, etc. Quick feet allows him to stay with more athletic pass rushers. Clearly has the raw skills necessary to play left tackle. Excellent awareness on the...
Via DraftAce
February 12, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Senior Bowl: Wednesday South Practice Notes

It was a bit of a windy day in the last NFL scout-full practice here at the Senior Bowl. To be honest, I was a Five-Hour Energy and Starbucks Coffee full, ready to go, so I got a chance to really focus in on how these prospects performed. I really focused on the receivers, defensive backs, and got some great offensive/defensive line notes as well.The biggest winners today to me...
Via Optimum Scouting
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions interview Florida State University left tackle Zebrie Sanders at Senior Bowl

The Detroit Lions' coaching staff sat down with Florida State University left tackle Zebrie Sanders as it explores possible replacements for 34-year old Jeff Backus.
Via Detroit Lions Football
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Tanier’s Senior Bowl Report: Tuesday Afternoon Practice

We've got a special treat for all you draftniks — Mike Tanier of Football Outsiders is down in Mobile for Shutdown Corner to cover all the sights from the Senior Bowl. This is his second of many practice reports. You should also follow Mike at @FO_MTanier for further updates and general football wisdom! The real action was in the trenches during the South squad's Senior...
Via Shutdown Corner
January 24, 2012  |  Discuss

NoleDigest Video: OT Zebrie Sanders

Florida State offensive tackle Zebrie Sanders spent a little time with Nole Digest on Day 1 of the Senior Bowl in Mobile and chatted about the possibility of being a first-round pick in the NFL Draft.
Via floridastate.scout.com
January 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Sanders, Bradham ready for Senior Bowl

Florida State is sending two Seminoles to the Senior Bowl: Zebrie Sanders and Nigel Bradham. What kind of competition will they see in Mobile? John Crist is scheduled to be there and provides this preview.
Via floridastate.scout.com
January 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: OT Zebrie Sanders

As the Jets journey towards the draft in April, I will examine prospects that could potentially be on the Jets’ draft board. Please feel free to leave your thoughts or suggest a prospect in the comments. College: Florida State Measurables: 6’5″ 307 lbs Projected Round: 1st or 2nd  Positives Sanders has the size and agility to become a dominant pass blocker at the next...
Via The Jets Blog
January 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: OT Zebrie Sanders

As the Jets journey towards the draft in April, I will examine prospects that could potentially be on the Jets’ draft board. Please feel free to leave your thoughts or suggest a prospect in the comments. College: Florida State Measurables: 6’5″ 307 lbs Projected Round: 1st or 2nd  Positives Sanders has the size and agility to become a dominant pass blocker at the next...
Via The Jets Blog
January 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Scouting Champs Sports Bowl: Notre Dame vs Florida St

Notre Dame versus FSU is a rare match up of two national powerhouses usually reserved for BCS Bowl games. Florida State in year 2 of the Jimbo Fischer regime has the second highest ranked non SEC defense in the country (6th overall.) Notre Dame is led by receiver Michael Floyd, a projected first round pick in April. FSU offensive tackle Zebrie Sanders will lead FSU's offensive...
Via draftinsider.net
December 29, 2011  |  Discuss

FSU: Sanders, Powell, Hopkins Make All-ACC First Team

This afternoon the All-ACC teams were released which included some big talent from around the conference. The Seminoles featured three players on the first team and several others received honor as well. Seniors Zebrie Sanders (Offensive Line) and Shawn Powell (Punter) and junior Dustin Hopkins (Kicker) received spots on the All-ACC First Team. On the second team were junior Brandon...
Via SCACC Hoops
November 28, 2011  |  Discuss
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