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2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: OT Spencer Brown

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  • December 30, 2020
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PROSPECT SUMMARY - SPENCER BROWN

Spencer Brown aligned at right tackle for UNI’s offense. He presents as a leggy, somewhat high-cut player with rare length for the position. He plays with a nasty disposition and plays hard from snap to whistle. He's a good athlete with regard to balance and body control. He is smooth and fluid in his pass set and plays with the football IQ to use his length to his advantage on the edge. Although he has been sufficient in the FCS, he projects with average lateral mobility when redirecting inside against quicker athletes. However, his length and instincts help him recover, making him difficult to beat when his technique is good.  

Ideal Role: Eventual starting right tackle.

Scheme Fit: Vertical passing scheme.

FILM EVALUATION

Written by Drae Harris

Games watched: NDSU (2019), USD (2019), SDSU (2019)

Best Game Studied: SDSU (2019)

Worst Game Studied: None

Balance: He demonstrates good balance while in his pass set. His posture is good and he bends at the knees. He is also rarely on the ground.

Pass Set: He demonstrates good fluidity while in his kick slide. He plays the game with a good base and keeps his feet under him. He struggles a little to redirect inside, but his length, strength, and competitiveness help him to recover.

Competitive Toughness: He plays the game with good competitive toughness. He plays hard from snap to whistle. This is also evident in his ability to finish defenders.

Lateral Mobility: He sufficiently handles defenders at the FCS level when he has to redirect inside. Sometimes he is late, putting himself in a position where he may have to hold. Elite athletes will give him more problems than his current level of competition. However, his length, upper-body strength, and nasty disposition help him to recover. 

Length: He has rare length overall. He is a long, high-cut player who is listed at 6-foot-9. He also demonstrates excellent arm length, which helps him tremendously on the edge. 

Football IQ: He plays with good football intelligence. He is a good communicator up front as one of the most vocal linemen on the field. He also sees twists and stunts as they develop, along with defenders disguising a blitz off the edge. 

Hands: He plays with good strength in his hands. This is evident in his ability to latch and control defenders. He shows very good pop in his punch, as well. 

Anchor: Overall, his anchor is just OK. He is a longer player whose height may hinder his ability to anchor well, causing smaller defenders to get under his pads. He has tremendous upper-body strength but could afford to get stronger in his lower body.

Power at P.O.A.: He plays the game with good power at the point of attack. He stonewalls the defender and always looks to finish. He also comes off the ball hard as a run blocker. 

Versatility: Overall, his versatility projects as just average. While his length and skill set project him well to play left tackle as well, he may have issues with more athletic defenders on the edge who make him move laterally. For these reasons, I believe he is best suited to play right tackle.

SCOUT GRADES

TDN Consensus: 76.13/100

Joe Marino: 73.00/100

Kyle Crabbs: 76.50/100

Jordan Reid: 77.00/100

Drae Harris: 78.00/100

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