Data Scout Notes: 2013: 2ndC/NAM...PBiletnikoff/DS#1PSTeamProspect-DBrugler/2013 TSX Preseason Breakout Star/TSX-PTW...2012: NA...#23rSoWR/3* Fresno State transfer...2011: 1stC
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05/12/14 - A closer look at the Jets' picks: Round 4/104 -- Jalen Saunders, WR, 5-9, 165, Oklahoma...Another undersized prospect, Saunders may be too small to take over slot duties from Jeremy Kerley, whose contract expires after the upcoming season. But Saunders, who returned three punts for touchdowns at Oklahoma, should be the Jets' first true weapon in the return game since Joe McKnight. - The Sports Xchange
03/22/14 - 2014 Pro Days: Saunders stumbles, teammates healing at Oklahoma...Saunders, whose game is built on quickness and acceleration, was clocked at 4.42 seconds in the 20-yard shuttle, a surprisingly slow time that would have ranked 37th among the 39 wideouts who ran this event in Indianapolis. Similarly slow times came in the long shuttle (11.56) and 3-cone (7.29), results which also would have ranked among the slowest at the Combine among wide receivers. Only two receivers who participated in the 3-cone at the Combine recorded slower times than Saunders on Wednesday, in fact. Those two receivers were the 6-foot-5, 240 pound Kelvin Benjamin (Florida State) and the 6-foot-6, 225 pound Brandon Coleman (Rutgers). - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/22/14 - 2014 Pro Days: Saunders stumbles, teammates healing at Oklahoma...The Oklahoma Sooners' best chance at a prospect earning a spot among the first two rounds in the 2014 NFL draft might have evaporated the second cornerback Aaron Colvin went down with a torn ACL during the Senior Bowl. Neither Colvin nor fullback Trey Millard (also an ACL) were able to work out Wednesday during the Sooners' Pro Day as each is still recovering from knee surgeries. With playmaking mighty mite Jalen Saunders also largely electing to stand on his Combine numbers, Wednesday's workout wasn't nearly as scintillating as most in Norman during the Bob Stoops era.
Saunders, a 5-09, 172 pound wideout with terrific playing speed, proved shockingly slow during shuttle drills, raising questions about how much Oklahoma's spread attack exaggerated his overall athleticism. That didn't keep representatives from 28 teams from attending the Pro Day, according to the Sooners' official athletic website. The only teams not represented were the Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, St. Louis Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Other than positional drills, the only thing that Saunders did Wednesday was run shuttles and 3-cone drill, which he was unable to run at the Combine due to a muscle strain. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
01/20/14 - 2014 NFL DRAFT: SENIOR BOWL WEIGH-IN LOSERS: Jalen Saunders, WR, Oklahoma: It is a big man's game and to the surprise of no one, Saunders came in the smallest of any player at this year's Senior Bowl. Saunders came in just under 5-9 (officially 5-8¾) and 164 pounds. He also has small hands (8¾ inches) and short arms (28 7/8 inches). - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
12/12/13 - 2013 ALL-BIG 12 SECOND TEAM (COACHES): WR Jalen Saunders, Oklahoma, Sr., Elk Grove, Calif./Pleasant Grove/Fresno State...Saunders leads OU in both receptions (56) and receiving yards (654) and is tied for the team lead with six touchdown receptions. His figure of 4.8 receptions per game sits seventh in the Big 12. - Oklahoma football