Photo of Spencer Ware
Drafted By: Seahawks

Combine Results

Grade
59.0 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 5'10" Height
  • 30 1/8" Arm Length
  • 228LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

Spencer Ware was a five-star dual-threat quarterback in high school out of Ohio. Ware eventually chose LSU over a number of other suitors to play running back. Ware contributed right away as he was used to spell former LSU, and current Patriots running back Stevan Ridley. Ware participated in 11 games and had 24 carries for 175 yards and one touchdown.



As a sophomore, Ware played in 13 games and started in 10 of them. He led the Tigers with 177 carries, and finished second on the team with 707 rushing yards. He ran for seven touchdowns, and caught one more. His play earned him a Coaches second-team All-SEC selection. Ware saw his playing time diminish as a junior, and he worked in amongst a stable of running backs. Ware carried the ball 94 times for 367 yards and one touchdown. He also caught 18 passes for 230 yards and one touchdown.

Analysis

Strengths

Strong build, aggressive downhill runner. Presses the line and waits for his blocks to develop. Can run through arm tackle attempts by defensive lineman at the line of scrimmage. Racks up yards after contact. Excels in short yardage

Weaknesses

Not a very fast running back, lacks an extra gear. Has a tendency to run high, susceptible to big hits. Doesn't possess much lateral agility, works much better north-south as opposed to east-west. Has struggled to keep his weight down during the season. Has been suspended for a positive drug test.

NFL Comparison

Marion Barber

Bottom Line

Ware is a no nonsense runner that openly looks for contact. Ware can run through tacklers, and pick up yards after contact. He lacks the speed to be a game changing runner, or an every down back, but he could carve himself out a nice niche as a third-down/goal-line running back.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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