Prospect Profile: Chris Spencer

Chris Spencer School: Mississippi
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 309 40: 5.26 Year: 4Jr

Bio: Moved into the starting lineup on a fulltime basis last year and named all-conference. Saw extensive playing time at both center and guard.

Positives: Athletic blocker explosive at the point of attack. Quickly gets into blocks and easily rides defenders from their angle of attack. Jolts opponents and displays explosion at the point. Tough, and stays with the action until the whistle blows. Effective on the second level, adjusts or redirects to linebackers and gets results blocking on the move. Fundamentally sound and works well with linemates.

Negatives: Stiff in his upper body and must improve his hand placement. Needs work on shotgun snaps.

Analysis: A terrific prospect who offers a good degree of upside, Spencer has continually progressed on the college level. Effectively snapped to three different quarterbacks in 2004, and while he needs to iron out the details of his game, a prospect who could eventually start in the NFL. Top Stories