Raheim Sanders NFL Draft
Raheim Sanders

Raheim Sanders

  • RB Arkansas
  • Junior
  • #29
  • 6'2"
  • 221lbs
  • Prospect
  • Southeastern

Prospect Summary

Raheim Sanders NFL Draft Scouting Report


Height: 6’2” | Weight: 235 lbs


  • 2022 First Team All-SEC (AP) • 2021 All-SEC Freshman

“Raheim Sanders is a violent ball-carrier that possesses the vision, footwork, and burst to become a bell-cow No. 1 running back at the next level.” 


  • Violent runner
  • Vision
  • Patience at LOS
  • Acceleration/burst 
  • Contact balance
  • Agility in congested areas


  • Route-running
  • Hunts unwarranted contact at times

In-play Film Analysis: 

Raheim Sanders is a downhill, powerful ball-carrier that will embarrass defenders that approach with soft contact. An explosive running back, his acceleration to the edges makes him a nightmare to tackle at 235 pounds. A zone runner primarily for the Razorbacks, Sanders has the ideal vision to quickly ID cutback lanes. When met with contact, he showcases a powerful leg drive to push through contact, always falling forward.

Sanders is not the most agile but can make defenders miss inside the tackles with a quick stop-start ability. Foot turnover helps him work back up to speed quickly. A willing participant in pass pro, which will help provide three-down value.

While recruited to Arkansas as a wide receiver, Sanders is primarily a check-down option but could benefit from improving his route-running. Tends to hunt for unwarranted contact at times. Sanders will look to attack a defender rather than take a vacant alley. 

Overall, Sanders is an extremely well-rounded ball-carrier that provides a blend of vision, power, and burst matched by few in the college game.

Prospect Projection: Day 2 — Winning Starter

Written By: Ryan Fowler

Last Updated: June 1, 2023

Exposures: Alabama (22), South Carolina (22), Texas A&M (22)

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