Tuesday, January 24, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:00 AM
ANTHONY SPENCER: Purdue, 6027 261 4.73. Three-year starter. Good athletic ability and playing speed. Excellent acceleration off the ball. Redirects very well and plays with good leverage and knee bend. Can defeat the blocker with good hand use. Controls and separates. Can stuff and shed. Has the feet to move and disengage. Using a low pad level he can walk offensive tackle back to the quarterback. Can turn and bend and be a factor in short and long pursuit. Relentless. Takes good angles. More than just a pass rusher. Can play the run with strength and explosion. Effective against wide running plays. Clears his feet. Can’t be hooked or pinned inside. Can play in space. Has some raw edges. Needs technique refinement and a consistent inside move rushing the passer. Natural outside 3-4 rush linebacker. Can also play in a 4-3 scheme. All teams use a little of everything. Plays the right and left side equally as well. Has played with his hand on the ground. Will use a series of speed and rip moves to rush the passer. Productive senior year. An ascending player that plays hard. A good athlete that can run and chase on plays away. First/second round. (A-33 1/2, H-9 7/8, BP-30, 10-1.68).