USC fans saw the best of junior receiver and punt returner Ace Sanders in Tuesday’s Outback Bowl victory over Michigan. They may also have seen the last of him.
Sanders did not reveal his plans after the game saying he had some things to think about, but a source said Tuesday night Sanders is leaning towards entering the NFL Draft unless he gets an unfavorable grade back from the NFL Draft Advisory Board. The source said Sanders is hearing he could be a third round pick at this point.
Sanders was named the outstanding offensive player in the bowl game. He returned a punt 63 yards four a touchdown and had 9 catches for 92 yards and two more touchdowns.
For the season Sanders finished with 45 catches for 501 yards and 9 touchdowns. He also had two punt returns for scores.