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2017 NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes: Barry J. Sanders, RB, Oklahoma St.

2017 NFL Draft Scouting Notes.

Barry J. Sanders. RB. 5’10. 198Lbs. (RS Senior) Oklahoma St.

The Positives.

1) Runs with good power

2) Possesses good speed

3) Shows the ability to run through tackles.

The Negatives.

1) Lack of playing experience

2) Possibly undersized.

Barry J Sanders is an interesting prospect to look at for a few reasons. The first is his lineage, he is the son of NFL HOF RB Barry Sanders, and that alone means he deserves a look. Once you look at his tape, you are pleasantly surprised. He runs with good power, and he has good speed. Sanders shows the ability to run through would be tacklers, and has ok change of direction. His downside is his lack of playing time. He began his career at Stanford, and averaged 6.2 yards per carry backing up Christian McCaffrey, he has since transferred to his father’s Alma mater Oklahoma St. This will be a big season for him as he is expected to be the starter this season. If he shows he can carry the workload, stay healthy, and be productive, then the NFL will take notice. At this point I have a late round grade on him pending the results of this upcoming season.

These scouting notes were written by Lijah Spencer. Make sure you follow him on Twitter. 

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