#21: CB Nick Sanders, TCU
The Verdict: A three year starter at cornerback for the Horned Frogs, Sanders is one of the MWC's best kept secrets. He was an Honorable Mention Freshman All-American pick by The Sporting News in 2006, and earned Honorable Mention MWC accolades a year ago after breaking up 12 passes and recording two interceptions. Along with fellow cornerback Rafael Priest, Sanders helped to cement TCU's pass defense as one of the best in the country, finishing behind only USC in terms of pass efficiency defense rating (as calculated by Phil Steele magazine.) Sanders is not only a physical corner who shows the ability to tackle in space, but also excels in one-on-one coverage. While he's no high on draft projections entering his senior season, he remains an integral reason for TCU's continued defensive dominance in the conference and one player to keep your eye out for in 2009.
Past Players: [#50: Navy LB Ross Pospisil] [#49: Fresno State RB Ryan Mathews] [#48: Wyoming DT John Fletcher] [#47: BSU WR Briggs Orsbon] [#46: EMU QB Andy Schmitt] [#45: Marshall TE Cody Slate] [#44: LA Tech WR/KR Philip Livas] [#43: CSU Gaurd Shelly Smith] [#42: Wyoming FS Chris Prosinski] [#41: SMU receiver Emmanual Sanders] [#40: UTEP QB Trevor Vittatoe] [#39: CMU DE/DT Frank Zombo] [#38: Nevada RB Vai Tuau] [#37: Marshall DE Albert McClellan] [#36: Boise State DE Ryan Winterswyk] [#35: ULM LB Cardia Jackson] [#34: CMU WR Bryan Anderson] [#33: SJSU DE Carl Ihenacho] [#32: ASU DE Alex Carrington] [#31: Kent State RB Eugene Jarvis] [#30: DL D'Anthoney Smith] [#29: BSU FS Sean Baker] [#28: CSU WLB Mychal Sisson] [#27: BSU QB Kellen Moore] [#26: Hawaii C John Estes] [#25: UH RB Bryce Beall] [#24 E. Carolina DE CJ Wilson] [#23 Buffalo WR Naaman Roosevelt] [#22 S. Miss. WR DeAndre Brown]