The Arizona Cardinals have made a move we have all been waiting for, bringing in...
From the team:
Sandland (6-5, 255) entered the league with Carolina as a seventh-round selection (252nd overall) in the 2016 NFL Draft out of Montana State and spent his rookie season on the practice squads of the Panthers and Packers. The 25-year old Sandland spent the 2017 offseason with the Packers before being released last August. He played his senior at Montana State and was a first-team All-Big Sky Conference selection after leading the Bobcats with 632 receiving yards and nine touchdowns on 37 receptions. Sandland transferred to Montana State following one season at the University of Miami and two seasons at Pierce College in Los Angeles.
Sandland was an intriguing prospect out of JUCO, before finishing his career at Montana State.
He tested well at the NFL Combine in 2016 and had some fans within media circles, from NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein:
Sandland was the top-rated JUCO tight end when he signed with Miami (Fla.) so NFL teams are very aware of his potential. While he is thought of as a pass-catching tight end, Sandland was required to put in work in the trenches which gives him a small head start on some of the tight ends coming out. With an ability to challenge down the field and separate underneath, Sandland has a chance to work his way onto a roster and into some snaps by his second season.
Maybe time will have helped get Sandland ready for his opportunity, which he will have with the Arizona Cardinals.