Photo of Spencer Drango
Drafted By: Browns

Combine Results

Grade
5.2 ?
  • 5.27 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 30 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 100.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.88 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.66 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Another Baylor offseason addition, along with other draft picks that played primarily in spread offenses, you wonder if this indicates what the Browns' offense will look like next year. Drango is best suited inside, but could be a swing right tackle in a pinch. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'6" Height
  • 33 3/4" Arm Length
  • 315LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

A four-year starter, there's no questioning Drango's intensity or strength at the line of scrimmage. The 2014 consensus and 2015 unanimous All-American and first-team all-conference pick has the size and strength to lock onto defensive ends, but still has the mobility to pull inside to lead for a rushing attack that ranks in the top three in the country in rushing yards, including an astounding 645 against North Carolina in the Russell Athletic Bowl.

Analysis

Strengths

Doesn't always look pretty, but Drango gets guys blocked. Figures to move inside to guard as a pro which better suits his game. Has some mean that will show itself during the game. Loves to mash defenders into the ground with a strong finish when he gets a chance. Powerful upper body. Able to push players around if he takes an early lead in the rep. Has ability to seal his down ­blocks with authority. Asked to play in space in Baylor running game and will be able to do same as an NFL guard. Quality setup in his pass sets with properly distributed weight.

Weaknesses

Unusually high­-cut body type with a barrel chest, extra weight through his midsection but average lower body. One scout referred to it as a "Spongebob frame". When attempting to pull, has an unusual and exaggerated hitch out of his stance. Plays like a short-­armed lineman rather than a guy with decent arm length (33-inch arms). Has a slow, predictable punch in pass protection which is too easily countered by defenders. Has difficulty landing and maintaining proper hand placement through his run blocks which hinders ability to sustain. Slow to redistribute weight and change direction.

Draft Projection

Round 4

Sources Tell Us

"I've got a late Day 3 grade on him. He's not a very good athlete and I don’t see a dominant run blocker as an NFL guard. I think he'll bounce around the league for a few years and that's it." ­-- NFC pro personnel

NFL Comparison

Mike McGlynn

Bottom Line

While he has NFL power in his upper body, that power could be mitigated because he allows defenders into his framework too quickly. Drango has decent pass protection technique, an anchor and the toughness for an interior line spot, but scouts question whether or not he has a "hang your hat on" play trait that can make him anything more than a backup or a low-­end starter.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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