Round 4, Pick 107: Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State
Even after drafting running back Ronald Jones in the second round of last year’s draft, the Buccaneers should not shy away from adding one in this year’s draft either. Here in the fourth round, Tampa Bay adds Penn State’s breakout back Miles Sanders.
Playing second fiddle behind Saquon Barkley up until 2018, Sanders was finally given his opportunity to start for the Nittany Lions. To say that Sanders took full advantage of this opportunity would be an understatement as he rushed for over 1,200 yards on the ground and nine touchdowns.
Carrying his momentum from the season into the combine, Miles Sanders made NFL scouts and general managers shuffle their running back boards as he put on a show. Breaking the 4.5 mark in his 40 yard dash, Sanders added 20 reps on his bench press to show an impressive combination of strength and speed behind his 211 pound frame.
Looking especially sharp during the positional skills, Sanders looked natural finding running lanes and catching passes out of the backfield. Making a name for himself, Sanders gets his name called early in day-three here, but could go as high as late day-two when the draft rolls around in late April.