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Amari Spievey (CB)
  • Height:
    5'11"
  • Weight:
    195 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 5/8 in.
  • College:
    Iowa
  • Conference:
    Big Ten
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Selected by: Detroit Lions
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 2 (66)
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Pick Analysis: The Lions pick up a tough, hard-nosed corner with the selection of Amari Spievey. He excels at zone coverage, and possesses the instincts to emerge as a ball hawk in the pros. With the Lions in desperate need of playmakers in the secondary, the addition of Spievey gives them more depth and talent at the corner spot.

Overview

Spievey is a two year starter for the Hawkeyes after transferring from Iowa Central Community college. He has a good combination of size and athleticism for the position. Spievey doesn’t have great power and pop as a run support defender but gives consistent effort and is solid in the open field. Spievey is just average as a reactor to route progressions and has some work to do in this phase of his game. He does have a good feel for leverage in the running game and is quick to squeeze running lanes from the perimeter. Spievey shows good hands with the ball in the air and is aggressive to make a play in traffic. Spievey is a good football player that has a higher ceiling than many prospects but may take some time to work into a starting role.


Strengths

Spievey has an impressive combination of size, height and athleticism for the cornerback position. He’s been a very productive performer out on the edge. No durability questions to report. Possesses very good ball skills. Catches easy interceptions away from his body, high-points the ball well and can make some spectacular grabs.

Weaknesses

Spievey only displays average instincts. His physicality is questionable when coming up in run support and when competing with physical receivers when the ball’s in the air. Catch-up speed is an area of concern, can be beaten over the top.

Grade

6.7

 
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