Akeem Spence Scouting Report
|School:||Illinois Fighting Illini|
|Height & Weight:||6'1 - 305 lbs.|
|Draft Prediction:||Fourth Round|
2013 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Akeem Spence, DT, Illinois
Active hands inside and holds his ground well considering his size. Above-average athlete for his size. Can lose his balance and be pushed down the line when double-teamed. That said, he plays tough with good energy. Stays on assignment reliably. Can push back blockers one-on-one. Does well to stay low for the most part, but will sometimes get caught playing high. Lacks ideal bulk to occupy a lot of space. Gets hands up if near the quarterback.
Good burst at the snap. Plays hard and won't give up on a play. Chases after the ball. Stamina is lacking in the fourth and would likely play best in a rotation. He can shoot the gap. Flows downhill to the ball carrier. Finishes well when tackling and doesn't miss tackles very often.
Spence has been very durable, never missing a game in his three seasons with Illinois. He projects as a mid-third to fourth round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
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