5. WR Adonicas Sanders
Sanders was not one of the Jackets earliest targets in the 2017 recruiting class and was one of the latest additions to their recruiting class but he has made his presence known early on. For Sanders, making an impact at the wide receiver position may be a little more challenging than others. For one, the wide receiver position is one of the harder ones to break through the rotation on, since the Jackets don’t use the passing game all too much, wide receivers are often on the field in the offense more so than most other offenses.
But Sanders may be pushing his way of the depth chart as he has had a phenomenal fall so far. As Georgia Tech beat reporter Ken Sugiura reported last week, Sanders is catching the eye of the Jackets coaching staff. The biggest “hit” on Sanders when he signed was that he needed to work on his route-running to make up for his lack of elite level speed. If he has caught the eyes of the coaching staff that most likely means that his route running is above where they’ve expected to be and his blocking skills are most likely pretty strong overall as well. If he keeps this up, it’s possible that Sanders could work his way onto the field this fall.