Sean Spence Scouting Report

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Sean Spence Scouting Report

Position: OLB
Conference: ACC
School: Miami Hurricanes
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #31
Height & Weight: 6'0 - 224 lbs.
Drafted 3.23 in 2012 by PIT

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.71
Bench press12
Vertical jump33.5
Broad jump9'11
20-yard shuttle4.28
60-yard shuttle7.46

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Sean Spence, OLB, Miami

Spence burst onto the national scene as a true freshman in 2008. He ended up third on the team with 65 total tackles and added 9.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, and three pass breakups. While those are very impressive numbers for a freshman at Miami, it was Spence's big-play ability that made his freshman season so memorable. Spence's first career interception resulted in a touchdown against rival Florida State and he forced a fumble late in a victory over Virginia. As a result, Spence was named to just about everybody's All-Freshman team and earned the conference's Defensive Rookie of the Year award.

Spence followed up his impressive freshman campaign with what is best described as a sophomore slump. Battling injuries and missing three games, Spence tallied just 36 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, and three sacks. Nonetheless, the linebacker was on fire over the past two seasons. He finished fifth in the ACC with 111 tackles and led the team with 16 tackles for loss. As a senior in 2011, Spence led the Hurricanes with 54 solo tackles, 106 total tackles, and 14 tackles for loss.

The Miami, FL native is generously listed at 6'0'', but there are questions about that. He has good speed (4.5s in the 40-yard dash with a fastest time of 4.46)and impressive instincts and he always seems to be around the ball. With his size and ability in coverage, Spence could even fit in as a strong safety in some NFL schemes. Look for Spence to be a third-round selection in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Last Updated Jan-04-2012 by Ricky Dimon

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Prediction: 5th Round

Even though Spence is a great linebacker and a projected 3rd rounder, I see him falling because of other players at his position. I believe that there are many players who fall in the draft and many people question why, and I think Spence is one of those players.

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brownsfan23 01/22/12 08:56 PM