Georgia Football: 5 Returning Underclassmen to Watch in 2015

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Dec 30, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; (Editors note: caption correction) Georgia Bulldogs defensive back Dominick Sanders (24) gets tripped up while returning an interception during the second quarter against the Louisville Cardinals in the Belk Bowl held at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

No. 5 – Dominick Sanders, Defensive back (Rising Sophomore)

Sanders was thrown into the fire with a lot of other cornerbacks and safeties last season out of necessity.  While some of them struggled, Sanders actually looked to flourish as his playing time increased.

He demonstrated great quickness on the field, and has excellent cutting ability, allowing him to follow closely when in man coverage. He’s obviously been coached well, showing good technique in coverage and making plays on the ball.

In 13 games last season, Sanders had three interceptions, a fumble return for a touchdown and defended five passes. He showed solid tackling ability, making 34 tackles (25 solo). All of that was done as a true freshman playing in a foreign system.

Sanders could be a big-time shutdown corner in the conference. He’s someone to watch very closely.

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