“Sauder, 25, an alumnus of Leo High School and Taylor University, was undrafted coming out of college in 2016 but spent time in the Cincinnati Bengals and Carolina Panthers rookie camps that season. He stayed in shape and spent the 2017 winter playing for the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. A safety/linebacker hybrid, he led the Rattlers in tackles and helped them win the league championship.
After planning to return to the Rattlers, his agent recommended a better route to pro notice would be to train for The Spring League in Austin, Texas. It was geared specifically for players who have been pursuing pro careers for a year or more.”