Zebrie Sanders is definitely not in the class of a Matt Kalil or even a Riley Reiff. However, when compared to what the Kansas City Chiefs currently have at right tackle, Sanders is considered an upgrade. That's the thought process behind the second round choice given to the Chiefs in Drafttek's latest mock for the 2012 NFL Draft when they place Sanders on the Chiefs despite a recent poor showing in the college football post-season.
Drafttek's mock reads, "Sanders struggled with quicker rush ends during Senior Bowl practices and may project to the right side tackle position. Although this may be a bit high for Sanders, the Chiefs do have a huge hole at right tackle. Barry Richardson graded out as the worst starting right tackle in football. Last year, the Chiefs drafted Rodney Hudson from Florida State. The Chiefs often take players from the same school in consecutive years. Enter, Zebrie Sanders. Sanders played mostly right tackle at FSU. After Andrew Datko was lost to injury, Sanders slid over to left tackle and played well enough to elevate his stock. He is well schooled in the zone blocking scheme, if the Chiefs continue in that direction. Sanders is a agile player, but needs to upgrade his core strength. While the sim took him as a left tackle, he probably is not good enough to displace Branden Albert. However, he would provide a needed and talented upgrade to Barry Richardson at right tackle."