Miles Sanders Named to the All-2019 NFL Combine Offensive Team

By Matthew Filipovits on March 8, 2019 at 10:48 am
Nov 10, 2018; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions running back Miles Sanders (24) runs the ball during the fourth quarter against the Wisconsin Badgers at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Wisconsin 22-10. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports
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After a strong showing in Indianapolis, Miles Sanders has been named the All-2019 NFL Combine Offensive Team.

The running back was a top-10 performer for his position in the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, broad jump, 20-yard shuttle, and came in first place in the 3-cone drill. 

Sanders eliminated just about every doubt teams could have had about him heading into the combine. He measured in at 5-10 5/8 and 211 pounds, making him one of the more filled out backs at his size. That extra size did not slow him down in the slightest, running a 4.49 forty. Out of the three backs to run that time, Sanders is both the tallest and the heaviest. 

Scouts had to have been drooling over his 3-cone drill performance. Sanders was so far ahead of the pack that the 0.06-second difference between him and the second place finisher was one of the largest gaps between two times among the top-15 finishers. That kind of agility mixed with his size and speed could be enough to shoot him to an early second-round selection. 

Sanders will have another chance to show scouts what he can do at Penn State's Pro Day later this month.