Sauce Gardner names Darius Slay as one of his top 3 CBs in the NFL
With the NFL Draft less than 24 hours away, upcoming rookies will soon know which teams they’ll start their career with.
Along with LSU standout Derek Stingley Jr., Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner is expected to be one of the most sought-after corners tomorrow night.
Recently on TheGameDay’s social platforms, Gardner was asked to rank his top three CBs currently in the NFL and included Eagles Pro Bowler Darius Slay:
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Sauce appears to look up to Slay, and it would be incredible to have the talented corner be an understudy of his. If the Eagles want to have a chance at Gardner, however, they’ll need to move up from #15 as he’ll likely be gone within the first eight picks.
The Draft Network’s Scouting Report on Ahmad Gardner:
“Ahmad Gardner was a wiry, 160-pound high school recruit that was overlooked by the top Big Ten schools in the recruiting process but developed into one of the best cornerbacks in college football and a top NFL prospect. Since joining the Bearcats, Gardner has filled out his frame and became a standout starter as a true freshman. Gardner is a long and athletic corner that can function in a variety of coverage techniques but his best work comes in zone and press coverage. He is a feisty competitor with excellent coverage instincts and he has above average ball skills.
When it comes to areas of concern at the next level, there can be some drag-down tendencies as a tackler—his high hips elongate his ability to trigger and drive downhill and he needs to trust his athleticism more and not be so grabby in coverage. Gardner has the makeup of an NFL starter that could claim that role in year two if not year one. He has every necessary trait to develop into an above average starter for an NFL defense and his high-level play across three seasons in college sets him up well for success at the next level.”
During his three-year college career in Cincinnati, Sauce didn’t allow a single touchdown and never allowed more than 20 yards receiving in a game last season.
Sauce Gardner's career passer rating allowed: 31.8— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) March 18, 2022
Lowest by ANY CB since 2019 🔒pic.twitter.com/Qr7jdWZfRy
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