Measurements: Height: 5'7", Weight: 173 lbs
Projected Round: 5
Why he would be a good Redskin:
Call him your "Ace in the Hole" or simply your "Special Teams Ace." Whatever pun you choose, Ace Sanders is a big thing in a small package. Sanders' immediate impact would be as a punt returner where he could be the most electrifying return specialist in this year's draft behind Tavon Austin. His acceleration and agility make him a prime candidate for the slot-back role in the Triple Option (if Kyle wants it back). Sanders also provides potential as a slot receiver. He has the quick-twitch mechanics that great slot receivers require.
Why he won't be drafted by the Redskins:
It's a luxury pick. With his play-making potential the Redskins may have to reach with their 4th round pick to secure him. With depth concerns at secondary and offensive line, drafting a return specialist may be a luxury they cannot afford. Also, Sanders (an underclassman) does not have the full body of work that many would like to see from a receiver. Tack on the fact that he will remind people of Brandon Banks with his small frame and you can see why the Redskins may shy away.
Let's be honest, the Redskins wanted Eddie Royal last off-season to be that slot receiver/punt returner. Santana proved himself worthy to stick around another year but you have to believe Shanahan will come out of this draft with one new play-making toy. Give Ace a year to learn patience and Zone gap reads from Santana and he could be a dangerous slot receiver but if I'm Keith Burns on draft day, I'm standing on a table for Ace Sanders.