It is officially mock draft season! The 2022 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, with the first round kicking off on Thursday, April 28th. Of course, draft analysis, projections and rumors will be dominating the headlines until then. Among the players expected to hear his name called on the first day is cornerback Sauce Gardner out of Cincinnati.
The following is a complete Sauce Gardner NFL Draft profile, including stats, highlights and a mock projection.
Sauce Gardner NFL Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner
Weight: 190 lbs
College: Cincinnati Bearcats
Sauce Gardner Stats 2021 | Cincinnati Bearcats
Coverage Snaps: 482
Completion Rate: 48.6%
Yards Allowed: 122
Passer Rating: 22.6
Sauce Gardner Draft Profile
Sauce Gardner’s height helps him stack up against any wide receiver. He is good at jamming receivers at the line and is easily able to keep up with virtually anybody from a speed perspective. Gardner has a dog mentality and he does a good job at times of reading the quarterback’s eyes. He is able to make every catch difficult and although he played in a weak American conference, Gardner matched up extremely well against Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams in the national semifinal.
One of the biggest knocks on Gardner is his unnecessary physicality. Penalties have been a problem for him in college as he often panics and grabs receivers when he gets beat. In the NFL with even tighter officiating and stronger competition, this will be a problem for him. While he has a tall frame, he also has a very skinny build that will make it tough for him to bring the physicality necessary day one.
Sauce Gardner Highlights
Sauce Gardner Draft Projection
Sauce Gardner is currently projected to be drafted by the New York Jets at No. 10.
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