Sauce Gardner Scouting Report & Fantasy Football Outlook

Last Updated: Apr 29, 2022

The New York Jets selected cornerback Sauce Gardner from Cincinnati with the No. 4 pick of the 2022 NFL Draft. Many thought Gardner would be the first cornerback off the board, but the Houston Texans selected LSU’s Derek Stingley Jr. with the selection before.

Sauce Gardner NFL Draft Outlook

Without even seeing the field, Gardner may already be the No. 1 cornerback on the Jets roster. New York’s secondary was abysmal last season and Gardner is the perfect lockdown corner to play in Robert Saleh’s system.

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Gardner, who remarkably never allowed a touchdown while in coverage in three collegiate seasons, will beef up a position group that features offseason acquisition D.J. Reed and second-year pro Bryce Hall.

Sauce Gardner Fantasy Football IDP Tips

Given the landing spot, Gardner could certainly play a prominent role on the Jets’ defense in 2022. That, not to mention his pedigree and ball-hawking nature, make him a worthy candidate for IDP selection at cornerback.

Sauce Gardner Scouting Report


  • Speed
  • Ball skills
  • Man-to-man coverage


  • Tackling


John Arlia

Before joining The Game Day, John served as the National Writer for the United Soccer League, where he primarily covered the USL Championship out of the league’s headquarters in Tampa, FL. A devout soccer fan, John attended the men’s World Cups in Brazil and Russia and can’t wait for the 2026 edition to come to North America. Having also written for Sporting News Canada since getting his master’s from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU, John has acquired a diverse sporting background, but considers football, golf, and soccer his three strong suits.

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