3 offensive Texas football players that can breakout in September

Ja'Tavion Sanders, Texas Football
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Ja’Tavion Sanders, TE

The skill player for the Longhorns that I might be the most excited to see this fall is sophomore tight end Ja’Tavion Sanders. The 6-foot-4 and 240-pound former elite five-star recruit should get the most targets in the passing game of any tight end for the Longhorns this fall.

Sanders has the size, hands, and leaping ability necessary to be a real threat on a multitude of different routes. Sark can line him up on the sideline to use his large frame and insane vertical gifts to beat opposing defenders on contested balls on the outside. Or, Sanders can use his large catch radius and above-average speed for a tight end to create some separation in the flats or on intermediate routes between the numbers.

The physical tools that Sanders brings to the table should also make him a big-time threat in the red zone.

Chase Peterson of Gridiron Heroics tabbed Sanders as “the country’s future TE1” in an article earlier this month describing his potential as a possible future first-round NFL Draft pick.

Sanders truly has the talent to be one of the two or three most dominant tight ends in all of college football. He just needs the reps to prove it at this point.

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All in all, Sanders is going to be the type of player that will be tough for Sark to ever take off the field. He’s a proficient blocking tight end. And it goes without saying that he can be a weapon in the passing game. In many ways, he has the potential to be the ultimate chess piece for Sark with the value that Sanders brings to the table in almost every phase of the offense.