Photo of Marquis Spruill
Drafted By: Falcons
Grade
5.09 ?

Draft Analysis:

At Syracuse's pro day, Spruill ran the 40 in 4.59 seconds on both attempts. He had a short shuttle time of 4.44 seconds and a three-cone time of 7.33 seconds. He had a 34 1/2-inch vertical jump and 9-foot-9 broad jump. He had 21 strength lifts.

  • 6'1" Height
  • 30 7/8" Arm Length
  • 231LBS. Weight
  • 8 3/8" Hands

Analysis

Strengths

Plays with intensity and is around the ball a lot. Very good hustle, range and pursuit effort. Plays with good balance and is quick to read his keys and negotiate his way through traffic. Secure tackler. Flashes explosive striking ability. Effective blitzer with outstanding closing burst. Respected, vocal team leader with an infectious energy to unite a locker room and command respect from teammates. Tough, durable, experienced four-year starter with good production. Has a special-teams temperament.

Weaknesses

Has short arms, small hands and is light-framed with limited bulk. Duck-footed, tight-ankled, stiff-hipped and straight-linish. Could stand to improve knee bend and hand use disengaging from blockers. Average functional, football-playing strength in tight quarters. Not an instant reactor. Limited ball production in coverage.

Draft Projection

Round 7-Priority free agent

Bottom Line

A college inside 'backer who projects best to the weak side in the pros. Has the leadership qualities and mental toughness to make a mark on special teams and earn his way into a lineup.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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