Tuesday, May 1, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:00 AM
AMARI SPIEVEY: Iowa, 5107 195 4.54. Junior entry. Two-year starter. Plays right corner. Understands all the nuances of zone coverage play. Well coached in technique and scheme. Struggled some in man to man coverage. Has some hip tightness in transition. Iowa is generally a zone team, but will change up in the red zone area to man to man at times. Quick recognition and reaction to run or pass. Combination of instincts and good coaching. Reacts off blocks and makes the tackle. Productive. Appears to love forcing the run. Comes up quick, plays tough and aggressive. Attacks the ball carrier. Takes a direct line to collision point. No false steps. A quick slant and drive. Mixes up his tackling style. A tough and physical cut or a wrap up. Only tackles we’ve seen him miss are cut tackles at times. Will bring a six-inch punch when he wraps up. Has long enough arms to reroute receivers in cover-two. Should be an asset on all special teams coverage units. Over his career he had 124 tackles, 14 passes broken up, and 6 interceptions. BTR:left 4.57, right 4.52. OSR:16/ 29. Third/fourth round. (A-32, H-9 5/8, VJ-35, SS-4.35).