2017 NFL Draft

Marquis Spruill, ILB

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

12/13/2013 - 2013 ALL-ACC THIRD TEAM (COACHES): LB-Marquis Spruill, Sr., Syracuse (11)...Spruill is second on the team in tackles (62), including a team-high 13.5 for a loss. He is tied with Duke Pettijohn for second in SU history with 40.5 career TFLs. - Syracuse football

12/04/2013 - 2013 ALL-ACC HONORABLE MENTION (MEDIA): Marquis Spruill, LB, Syracuse (31)...Has been selected Honorable Mention All-ACC for the 2013 college football season by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA). - Syracuse football

08/11/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2013: LB Marcus Spruill showed big play ability in 2012. He'll be counted on for more of a leadership role as part of a younger linebacking corps this season. - The Sports Xchange

08/11/2013 - TOP SYRACUSE PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 2. OLB Marquis Spruill (6-0, 230, 4.67)...A starter since his freshman season in 2010, Spruill has bounced between outside and middle linebacker over his career, but is expected to be the starter at the "MIKE" linebacker spot for the 2013 season. He has produced moderate statistics over his 36 career starts at Syracuse, but is among the active leaders in the ACC with 177 career tackles on his pro resume. Spruill plays with a non-stop motor with the speed to run sideline-to-sideline, arriving to the ballcarrier with pop and a head of steam. He has done a nice job getting stronger, but still has a leaner-than-ideal frame and has room to improve his technique to do a better job sifting through a crowd.

Spruill is a workout warrior and should test very well during the pre-draft process with a 40-yard dash in the 4.5-4.6 range and a vertical leap of 37-inches. He even earned a mention in Bruce Feldman's annual "Freaks List" article and has received some praise from the coaching staff for his leadership and determination off the field (even after a minor arrest in December 2012). - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com


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