Sauce Gardner was in shutdown mode vs. Notre Dame

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If your favorite NFL team needs a shutdown corner in the 2022 NFL draft, they should look no further than Cincinnati’s Sauce Gardner.

Gardner lives up to his nickname, and he kept up his impressive 2021 campaign with a strong outing against Notre Dame. Gardner was targeted three times all game, giving up two receptions for just nine yards, and grabbed a key interception in the red zone.

Listed at 6-3, 200 pounds, Gardner’s combination of size and length are exactly what every NFL defensive coordinator dreams of, and he’s got rare agility for a corner of that size. He should be a first-round lock when April rolls around.