Photo of Quinton Spain
Grade
5.16 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'4" Height
  • 332LBS. Weight

Overview

2014 and 2013 All-Big 12 honorable mention. Started all 13 games at left tackle in 2012. Played in 13 games and started one in 2011.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 5.04 and 5.02 seconds
Vertical jump: 29 inches
Broad jump: 8 feet, 7 inches
Bench press: 28 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Shows surprising short-area movement skills for a man his size in run game. Can secure and climb to the second level in zone game. Able to generate some push at point of attack with leg drive. Flashes power in his hands, but needs to show it more often. Keeps relatively wide base in pass pro and has very good length for interior player. Nasty, aggressive disposition on the field. Will leave his feet to launch into help-block on defensive linemen trying to bat pass down and loves to punish linebackers and safeties who try to B­-gap blitz him. Consistently looks for work.

Weaknesses

Hands are inconsistent. Slow to the punch, nullifying his long arms. Hands often land on triceps or shoulders rather than inside the framework. More catcher than puncher. High­-riser with pad level in pass protection and shows leg stiffness. Upright set and shoddy hand work leads to lack of desired anchor despite his power. Needs better initial footwork in run game and to take better angles to second level. Will lose leverage and let linebacker leak back inside on the play. Doesn't always display a great feel for his blocks if they aren't right in front of him.

Draft Projection

Round 6 or 7

Sources Tell Us

"Size and length are what you want. What you won't find out until you get him is if he can correct those hands. Really worried about his anchor." -- AFC offensive line coach

NFL Comparison

Louis Vasquez

Bottom Line

Big interior linemen with long arms and has the desired "nasty" teams are looking for. He is strong enough, but won't always play to his natural strength because of his inconsistent hands (both placement and timing of punch) and inconsistent knee bend. Short-area mauler with an ability to short pull and be functional on second level when asked. What could keep him from becoming a pro is a stiffness that creates severe anchor issues for him.
-Lance Zierlein
C
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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