Buffalo Bills Could Have a Hidden Gem In Zebrie Sanders

By Scott DelleFave
Zebrie Sanders
Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Former Florida State University Seminoles offensive lineman Zebrie Sanders is nearly off the mend and could be a monster lineman for the Buffalo Bills.  Sanders had 50 starts in his college career,which is amazing regardless of what conference a college athlete plays football in.

Sanders was a freak athlete with the Seminoles by routinely being the pulling offensive lineman to help create a wall down the field for his running backs. He also could straight up maul defensive linemen with his strength and long wingspan. Sanders started off looking very good in the preseason for the Bills, but in the last game, a major injury happened. He was grinding a calcium growth in his hip and it ultimately tore his labrum which surrounds the socket of the hip joint and helps prevent the femur or thigh bone from slipping out of place.

This all being said, Sanders recently said: “I’ve already started doing some conditioning on the bikes, stairmaster, jump rope, in the pool at the deep end jogging. I’m finally lifting again, squatting, going underneath hurdles. I don’t have any more pain anymore when I walk. ” Which is excellent news for his recovery. There were a lot of experts that pegged him as one of the top linemen to come off the board. After losing guards Andy Levitre and Chad Rinehart, there is a possibility that Sanders plugs right in at left guard and there will not be a lot of drop off at that position. If that’s the case, the Bills just got a hidden gem in last year’s draft.

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