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
- Patience at LOS
- Contact balance
- Agility in congested areas
- 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)