Robert Sands Scouting Report
|School:||West Virginia Mountaineers|
|Height & Weight:||6'5 - 221 lbs.|
2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Robert Sands, FS, West Virginia
Sands is a big hitter and, at 6-5 and 221 pounds, he is a big free safety who can get his body behind those hits. Sands is once again having a solid season and through seven games is fifth on the team in tackles and has also recorded one interception and one forced fumble. Even if West Virginia stumbles to the finish, Sands will grade out very well in postseason workouts and at the NFL combine.
Yet, he is just a junior and Sands may benefit from another year at WVU. Right now he is probably a second round draft pick and has some room to increase his stock. Sands has been at least a part-time starter for three years, so he has plenty of experience and that could make him a potential early entrant since NFL teams have plenty of tape on him.
2/10 Update: Sands did opt to forgo his senior season at West Virginia and enter the NFL Draft. At the time, he was widely considered one of the top safeties in this class. After another year of earning All-Big East accolades, he has proven everything he needs to prove at the collegiate level. However, Sands' stock seems to be slipping at the moment. Sands has the skills necessary to be a second round draft pick, but he will have to prove it at the NFL Combine or he may find himself slipping further down most boards.
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