STRENGTHS - Commings possesses outstanding size for the position. He possesses the height, length and bulk of a safety but the athleticism and fluidity of a smaller NFL CB. He does an excellent job of staying over his feet in his pedal which allows him to flip his hips and change directions fluidly without losing ground in transition. In man coverage he displays a solid feel for his man's route and shows the awareness and acceleration to cut routes off at the break point and play the ball in the air. He plucks the ball away from his frame naturally and has the speed to score once he's made the interception. Against the run he is quick to attack and gain leverage on blockers, and breaks down in space with excellent base and leverage.
WEAKNESSES - Commings needs to be more consistently physical in man coverage, as he tends to give free releases off the LOS and allow his man to get in and out of his break uncontested. He doesn't display the same instincts in zone coverage that he does in man, as he tends to be a beat late recognizing and closing on assignments. While he is usually in position to make tackles against the run, he tends to leave his feet and miss arm tackles.
SUMMARY -Sanders Commings hasn't received as much hype as several of his defensive teammates at Georgia, but he is clearly a top level prospect in his own right. Few NFL CBs possess his combination of size, strength and athleticism, and he has the versatility to produce in a number of roles. Although he needs to be more physical jamming at the LOS, he is effective in man coverage because of his fluid hips, instincts, body control and ball skills. He displays the speed and lateral agility to stay with crossing routes out of the slot, and possesses the strength and base to be an effective player against the run. NFL scouts will certainly have questions about his January 2012 arrest for simple battery and domestic violence, but his high upside could convince a team to select him much higher than the media projects.