Jack Sanborn

Jack Sanborn

Measurements
  • Height
    6014
  • Hand
    9 5/8
  • VJ
    34.5
  • Weight
    234lbs
  • Arm
    30 1/2
  • Speed
    4.73
LB Combine Averages
  • Height
    6011
  • Hand
    9 1/2
  • VJ
    34
  • Weight
    238lbs
  • Arm
    32
  • Speed
    4.69
Sales Pinckney - Scout
Jack Sanborn
  • Overall Rank
    199
  • Position Rank
    18
  • Position
    LB
  • Team
    WISCONSIN-MADISON

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles TFL Pressure % Yds/Cov Snap
2018 11 7 0 0.0% 1.96
2019 14 80 9 24.1% 0.36
2020 11 52 4 30.4% 0.75
2021 13 91 16 20.0% 0.53

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Jack Sanborn has adequate size and limited length for the linebacker position. Has a sturdily built frame with good muscle definition and short arms. No history of significant injuries.

  • Size
    6
  • Length
    4
  • Frame/Durability
    6
Grade 5.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Displays outstanding toughness in his playstyle. Adequate instincts and play recognition, but in not immune to biting on eye candy such as false pulls. Possesses an above the line motor in pursuit.

  • Toughness
    8
  • Instincts
    6
  • Effort/Motor
    7
Grade 7.0

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Sanborn is an average all-around athlete. Displays average explosion and long speed from sideline to sideline. Has average body control and lower body flexibility which limit his ability to change direction quickly. Displays adequate play strength at the point of attack when engaging blockers and when making tackles.

  • Explosiveness
    5
  • Speed
    5
  • Body Control
    5
  • Flexibility/Bend
    5
  • Change of Direction
    4
  • Play Strength
    6
Grade 5.0

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Communicates with teammates before to make adjustments and after the snap as the play develops. Displays average closing speed to the ball carrier once and takes adequate angles in pursuit once he has made his read. In the hole against blockers and at the point of contact with the ball carrier he displays adequate power and hip explosion and overall physicality. He has average block shedding ability but can be washed out of the play by bigger and more physical offensive lineman. He has a strong initial punch upon engaging opponents, but his short arms can create problems in maintaining separation and achieving a clean release. In coverage his lack of change of direction makes him a liability in man coverage situations, and his overall range in zone coverage is average at best. As a blitzer he does not attack with much of a plan or hand use and relies on scheme rather than ability to generate pressure.

  • Hip Explosiveness
    6
  • Closing Speed
    5
  • Block Shed
    6
  • Pursuit Angles
    6
  • Physicality
    6
  • Cover Ability
    4
  • Productivity
    6
  • Leadership
    7
Grade 5.8

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Jack Sanborn was an immediate impact from the moment he set foot on campus at Wisconsin, beginning his career as a core special teams contributor before becoming a starter as a sophomore. Father was played for Oregon in the early 80s and younger brother is also a linebacker for Wisconsin. He appeared in 45 career games with 34 starts in his four seasons. He aligned almost exclusively in the box as an off-ball linebacker in Wisconsin's 3-4 defense and was used as both in coverage and as a rusher in passing situations. Projects as a backup two-down linebacker whose primary role is special teams. His overall athleticism hinders his ability to contribute in coverage and outside of the tackles against the run, and will severely limit his ability to contribute on a modern NFL defense.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • AT Minnesota
  • Nov - 27 - 2021
  • Physical between the tackles and showed good play recognition
  • iconWorst Game
  • VS Notre Dame
  • Sep - 25 - 2021
  • Multiple missed opportunities and was flat footed in coverage
Best Trait
Toughness
Pro Comparison
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