C.J. Spiller Scouting Report
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C.J. Spiller Scouting Report

Position: RB
Conference: ACC
School: Clemson Tigers
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #28
Height & Weight: 5'11 - 195 lbs.
Drafted 1.9 in 2010 by BUF

2010 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.37
Bench press18

2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
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C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson

C.J. Spiller had to deal with splitting carries with James Davis for most of his career. Even without the entire workload, Spiller has put up some great numbers. As a freshman, Spiller tallied 938 yards on the ground and 12 total trips to the end zone. In 2007 Spiller rushed for 768 yards, but it was during that season he emerged as a great pass catcher out of the backfield. The 5-11 back caught 34 passes for 271 yards and two touchdowns. In 2008 Spiller totaled 629 rushing yards, 436 receiving yards and ten total offensive touchdowns. The big question after Spiller opted to return to Clemson for his senior season was how well he could manage the workload on his own. After all, Spiller is a 5-11, 195 pound speed back. Through five games the results have been relatively mixed. Spiller is handling the carries and easily leads the team with 360 rushing yards, but his yards-per-carry numbers are down and he only has one rushing touchdown through five games. However, the lack of production can be blamed on a lackluster offense. Spiller's speed and quickness should make him one of the top running backs in this class. In this day and age of multiple running back teams in the NFL, Spiller is the perfect compliment to a power back. 1/17 Update: Spiller racked up a plethora of postseason awards for his play during the 2009 season. He ended the year with 1,212 rushing yards with 12 touchdowns and added 503 receiving yards with four more trips to the end zone. While Spiller will almost certainly be a great back in the NFL and the first one off the board in April, it is his ability to return kicks that makes him so special. During 2009 alone Spiller returned four of his 23 kickoffs for a touchdown and one of his eight punt returns for a score. 3/1 Update: Spiller should still be the first running back off the board, but many do not see much of a difference between Spiller, Jonathan Dwyer, Ryan Matthews or Jahvid Best. Spiller may be the most explosive and Best is the fastest, but in this day and age of multiple back systems, few teams are willing to reach for Spiller when they could get somebody nearly as good in the second round or later in the first round. Spiller will be a first round pick, but it probably will not be until later in the round.

Last Updated Mar-01-2010 by Joel Welser

16 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round

C.J Spiller is a beast, he has numbers that match up with Heisman trophy winner Reggie Bush. This guy has world class speed, he proved his toughness this year against FSU, he should be the leading contender for the Heisman because he does it all on his own. Being put in the right system could allow Spiller to be a premier playmaker at the next level.

Posted by:
sterling22 11/18/09 10:12 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

This kid will be force in the NFL, perhaps not straight away - obviusly depends who drafts him - but when he gets his chance i believe he'll turn some heads. Ist Rounder and deservedly. I'll be looking to drat the kid in my Dynasty league if he falls to the right team...maybe i'll draft him regardless. Future Stud IMO.

Posted by:
Chooka_75 12/26/09 12:23 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Spiller is defintely 1st round with this one because, of his speed and his great all-purpose ego an Many Scouts will think of Chris Johnson when they onlook his peformances.

Posted by:
andre12 12/30/09 08:56 PM
Prediction: 2nd Round

speed kills and he has alot of it
dont know if he'll hold up in the nfl
if he goes to the right team i.e. new england hell be great because of his verstatility
not a 20-25 carries a game type of guy

Posted by:
balldickball75 01/04/10 11:43 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

C.J IS THE BEST BACK IN THE DRAFT I THINK HE WILL GO WITH THE 12 PICK

Posted by:
meekinsdon 01/10/10 11:07 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Spiller is a running back that can change the whole game in a flash. He is a fantastic speed back, who has more power than people give him credit for. He has been used in kickoff returns for most of his career and I can see a team using him in that role early in his rookie year until he takes off as a premier running back. I see him going to Seattle with their second pick of the first round, because they are greatly needing a gamechanger.

Posted by:
irishdriver77 01/22/10 02:33 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

Think more reggie bush & leon washington and less chris johnson. needs to be in a two back system. he did not flourish when he had the opportunity to be the feature back this season. very athletic and can help teams if used correctly. seattle could be a landing spot.

Posted by:
lockhart985 02/14/10 11:00 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

I don't agree with he will be good depending who drafts him. Just look at Barry Sanders. Enough said.

Posted by:
B atch 02/14/10 08:39 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

C.J Spiller is NOT Barry Sanders!!

Posted by:
MikeLock 02/20/10 05:51 PM
Prediction: 1st Round

I didn't say he was, but he's a gamebreaker. The Lions were horrible when they drafted him. But he was still the best ever. That's the only point I made buddy, you never know how a college back fits in a pro team.

Posted by:
B atch 02/23/10 12:41 PM

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