2015 NFL DRAFT

Zebrie Sanders, OT

School: Florida State  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Dayton, OH
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 320 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
92103
Career Notes
Bookend on the right side of the offensive line who enters his fourth season as a starter with a team-high 37 career starts under his belt and brings a team-high 111 career knockdown blocks into the season. A Preseason All-ACC pick by several publications who is considered one of the top tackles in the country along with teammate Andrew Datko. Bulked up in the offseason despite missing spring practice with a minor surgery. Smart player that possesses great strength, foot quickness and explosion off the ball. Tall and athletic lineman, with an impressive wingspan, who has proven adept at both pass and run blocking. He and fellow tackle Andrew Datko spent the spring mentoring and teaching the younger offensive linemen Rick Trickett's blocking schemes, which coaches hope helped them just as much as it did the younger players.
2011 Season
Fourth-year senior starting offensive tackle for the Seminoles...opened the season as the starter on the right side, but was moved to left tackle for the final seven regular season games following a season-ending injury to fellow senior Andrew Datko...has made a team and ACC-leading 49 career starts, including 35 consecutive games...has consistently ranked among the top-graded offensive linemen at FSU, posting a season average grade of 74.4 for demanding position coach Rick Trickett...leads the team with 756 snaps...second among linemen with 25 knockdown blocks, pushing his team-leading career total to 136...has been penalized just eight times all season and allowed only two sacks since moving to left tackle as quarterback EJ Manuel's blind-side protector...put together the best sixgame stretch of his career in terms of grades - Clemson, Wake Forest, Duke, Maryland, NC State and Boston College - posting five grades of 80 percent or better...earned a season-best mark of 89 percent at Boston College, which followed an 85 against NC State...matched a career high with five knockdown blocks against the Wolfpack...also registered four knockdowns against Wake Forest and Charleston Southern...earned first team All-ACC honor for the first time in his career...was runner-up for Jacobs Blocking Award, presented to the ACC's most dominant offensive lineman.
2010 Season
Mammoth junior right tackle and third-year starter who closed out his most impressive season to date, thanks to his dedication in the offseason...started all 14 games, including one at left tackle (Virginia) in Andrew Datko's absence...shared ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors for his performance in the season opener against Samford, when he posted a career-high grade of 90 percent...only Seminole lineman credited with at least one knockdown block in 13 of 14 games...finished second on the team with 37 knockdown blocks, including a career-high of five against Boston College...registered a season average grade of 81 percent, which is the best of his career...third among all FSU linemen with 37 career starts, including 23 consecutive, which is second only to Ryan McMahon among linemen...capped off the season grading out at 88 percent against South Carolina in the Chick-fil-A Bowl...also graded out at 88 percent against Boston College and North Carolina.
2009 Season
Starter at right tackle in 12 of 13 games on the year...finished the `09 campaign with a grade of 73 percent and led the Seminoles with 43 knockdown blocks...enjoyed the top performance of his career in opener against Miami, grading out at 88 with eight knockdowns...struggled with his consistency early on, did not start against USF...regained his starting job and at one point strung together four games - North Carolina, NC State, Clemson and Wake Forest - with grades of 80 or better as the `Noles went 3-1.
2008 Season
Started opener as true freshman at left tackle before moving to right side, where he started final 10 games....played in all 13 contests and finished third on team with 31 knockdowns...allowed one sack and was penalized one time all season...recorded the line's overall best grade against Boston College and later Wisconsin in the Champs Sports Bowl.
High School
Coveted four-star high school prospect who earned PrepStar All-American honors and was the Anthony Munoz Foundation Offensive Lineman of the Year as a senior at Northmont High School...earned Under Armour All-American honors...a three-year starter at left tackle...majoring in merchandising...outstanding student with a wide range of interests...received a superior ranking as a violist in the chamber orchestra...earned Eagle Scout rank from Boy Scouts of America...born in Columbia, SC...mother attended Georgia...selected FSU from offers which included Georgia, Florida, LSU, Clemson and UCLA, among others.
Personal
Born December 4, 1989.
 
 
Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Bills' picks: Round 5/144 - Zebrie Sanders, OT, 6-5, 320, Florida State...More of a project player than Glenn, can play both right and left side. Dropped after a poor Senior Bowl week. - The Sports Xchange

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