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#24
Miles Sanders
Carries Yards TD
220 1274 9
Team: Penn State Nittany LionsHeight: 5-11 Born: 5/1/1997
Position: RBWeight: 215 Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Class-Eligibility: Jr-Jr


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW

A four-star recruit from Pittsburgh, Sanders took a backseat to Saquon Barkley for two seasons at Penn State, but he stood out in his own right once given the starting role. After 56 carries for 375 yards (6.7 average) and three scores through two seasons, he racked up 1,274 yards and nine scores on 220 attempts (5.8 average), plus 24 catches for 139 yards in 2018. He stood out with one of the best all-around workouts of any back at the NFL Scouting Combine.

ANALYSIS

Sanders isn't Barkley, but he has a quality all-around skill set, with good size (211 pounds), physicality, speed (4.49-second 40-yard dash) and fluidity. He has good vision and patience, moves smoothly to and through the hole, runs low to aid contact balance and can evade defenders or break their tackles, depending on the situation. He's also experienced as a receiver.

Sanders' athletic gifts don't stand out quite as much on tape as they did at the combine -- he doesn't create many explosive plays and isn't quite elite in any area. He also could be more decisive, as he dances a bit too often in the backfield, leading to negative plays. His blocking isn't poor, but it could use work. He should slot in as a useful part of a rotation with starter potential down the line.

Projection: Fifth Round

--Field Level Media


Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2016 PSU  13 25 184 7.4 1 2 24 12.0 1
2017 PSU  12 31 191 6.2 2 6 30 5.0 0
2018 PSU  13 220 1274 5.8 9 24 139 5.8 0
Career   38 276 1649 6.0 12 32 193 6.0 1

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2016 PSU  13 0 0 - 0 33 688 20.8 0
2017 PSU  12 0 0 - 0 5 76 15.2 0
Career   38 0 0 - 0 38 764 20.1 0

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/1/2018 App 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 19 91 4.8 2 15 3 20 6.7 0 10
9/8/2018 @ Pitt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 16 118 7.4 0 41 1 6 6.0 0 6
9/15/2018 KentSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 14 86 6.1 0 13 3 30 10.0 0 19
9/21/2018 @ Ill 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 22 200 9.1 3 48 0 0 - 0 -
9/29/2018 OhioSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 16 43 2.7 1 12 2 2 1.0 0 5
10/13/2018 MSU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 17 162 9.5 1 78 0 0 - 0 -
10/20/2018 @ Ind 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 15 72 4.8 1 14 6 54 9.0 0 29
10/27/2018 Iowa 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 17 62 3.6 0 16 0 0 - 0 -
11/3/2018 @ Mich 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 7 14 2.0 0 4 1 9 9.0 0 9
11/10/2018 Wisc 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 23 159 6.9 1 29 2 9 4.5 0 6
11/17/2018 @ Rut 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 27 88 3.3 0 9 4 2 0.5 0 5
11/24/2018 MD 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 14 128 9.1 0 35 0 0 - 0 -
1/1/2019 Kty 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 13 51 3.9 0 13 2 7 3.5 0 10