Scouting Report: Marcus Spears

A terrific athlete with a great amount of upside for the next level, Marcus Spears is a prospect NFL-scouts are drooling over. Forceful in every aspect, he will he a hot commodity next April.

Scouting Report: Marcus Spears  School:  LSU

Ht:  6-4  Wt:  295  40:  5.01

The Good: Outstanding athlete effective rushing the passer or defending the run.  Displays speed off the edge, plays with great balance and rarely knocked off his feet.  Covers a lot of area on the field and makes plays off the line of scrimmage.  Fluid changing direction and easily gets out to the flanks.  Disciplined and reads the action rather then mindlessly rush up the field.  Possesses terrific movement skills and makes a lot of athletic plays.

The Bad: Not explosive off the snap and does not show a lot of suddenness.  At times easily pushed from his angle of attack and does not display top upper body strength.  Must do a better job using his hands to stay off blocks and develop more moves.

The Skinny: A difference maker when he applies himself, Spears is a disruptive force in a variety of ways.  One of the most complete defensive lineman available in April's draft, Spears will be a force at the next level once he makes football a priority 12 months a year.

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