Dominick Sanders may not be the best safety in this class, but he certainly is an undervalued option for the draft. Sanders was part of the Georgia defense that helped get the team to the College Football Playoff, and he was arguably the best part of the team’s secondary.
Sanders provided great coverage for the team, and should have success doing that in the NFL. While he’s a bit undersized and may not have the best athleticism, he has instincts. And that will be key in his development as a player.
In the wake of the Su’a Cravens trade, I identified Sanders as a potential option for the Redskins to target as a replacement for Cravens. At the time, this is what I said about Sanders.
"Right now, Sanders is considered to be a Day 3 prospect, with WalterFootball.com’s Charlie Campbell ranking him as a Round 4-6 prospect and NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein has him graded as a Round 6-7 prospect comparable to Andre Hal. While Sanders does lack the requisite size that many look for in a safety, he’s 5-foot-11, 193 pounds, he is a try-hard player with great ball skills. Sanders notched a whopping 16 interceptions during his Georgia career, and if he can continue to track the ball well at the next level, he will be a playmaker. I happen to like the comparison of him to Hal, and I like Hal as a solid starter/role player in the Houston defense."
With the Redskins, Sanders would be a primary backup and would play mainly in necessary coverage situations. That would be ideal for him, as he has the ballhawk ability needed to make an impact. He may not be as versatile or have as much upside as Cravens, but as the No. 3 safety, he could be a very good fit for the team.