Originally posted by 9ersLiferInChicago:
Ace Sanders, 5' 8", 176.
Really One solid hit to the sternum from an NFL safely and that experiment is over.
That type of thinking is likely why we passed on a playmaker like Desean Jackson and selected Kentwan Balmer instead. There are a number of WRs in that general range that have had good/great success recently in the passing game, running gadget plays and particularly in special teams (which is where Sanders would contribute):
Desean Jackson, 5'9", 169 (combine numbers)
Dexter McCluster, 5'8", 170
Trindon Holliday, 5'5", 170
Andrew Hawkins, 5'7", 180
TY Hilton, 5'9", 183
Wes Welker, 5'9", 185
Steve Smith, 5'9", 185
He'll need to add some weight and probably play at about 180-185ish, but that shouldn't be hard to do after a year or two. You definitely don't want a whole team of smurfs, and Sanders will likely not be a high pick, but there's definitely a place for him in the NFL.