The Detroit Lions, like the other NFL clubs, sent a contingent to Mobile, Alabama this week for the Senior Bowl. This is annually one of the first opportunities NFL staffs get to see draft prospects up close and conduct initial interviews.
With the Lions likely in the market for offensive linemen it is no surprise that Florida State’s Zebrie Sanders was one of the prospects they talked to this week.
Sanders better hope the Lions were impressed with what they heard because it isn’t likely they were impressed with what they saw. Wes Bunting, the National Football Post’s director of college scouting, came out with his list of players that saw their stock rise and fall this week and Zebrie Sanders is one whose stock took a hit.
Bunting had this to say:
Sanders had a nightmare trying to block power off the edge all week. He lacks a great anchor and would get overextended in order to overcompensate for it. Overall, he looks more like a developmental athlete at the position who has the range/athleticism to make it, but is going to need to get stronger in the lower half in order to have a chance.
There is obviously still a lot time to remedy the damage done this week but the draft process is officially underway and this is one potential Detroit Lions prospect that is trending downward.