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2016 NFL DRAFT

Marquis Spruill, ILB

School: Syracuse  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Hillside, NJ
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 231 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
350177-FA

Player Overview

Spruill was a third-team All-ACC pick as a senior after finishing second on the team with 62 tackles, including a team-high 13.5 tackles for loss. He is also tied with Duke Pettijohn for second in SU history with 40.5 career TFLs.

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STRENGTHS: Plays fast and explodes to the ball, arriving with violent intentions. Fluid body control with the hip action and coordinated footwork to hold up in space and coverage. Improved functional strength to attack the run and fill lanes. Team leader with a solid resume as a four-year starter, seeing time at outside and inside linebacker.

WEAKNESSES: Lean torso and lanky frame with limited room to get stronger. Still developing his instincts and anticipation, more of a see-ball, get ball type who needs to see it before reacting. Struggles to shed blocks and will get lost in the trash. Still developing the mental part of his game, an area that seemed to stall. Will overpursue his target and needs to do a better job breaking down.

--Dane Brugler

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.532.671.6421 -09'09"4.467.33
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05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Falcon's picks: Round 5/168 - Marquis Spruill, LB, 6-1, 231, Syracuse...Played at Fork Union Military Academy after not attracting any scholarship offers coming out of Hillside, N.J. He played strong side linebacker the first two seasons before moving to play middle linebacker the last two seasons. His 41 tackles for loss rank second in school history. - The Sports Xchange
 

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