JD Spielman

WR, TCU

  • Conf Big 12
  • Jersey #10
  • Class RS Senior
  • HT 5'9"
  • DOB 12/04/1997
  • WT 180 lbs
ANALYST'S REPORTS

Crabbs

    PROS (+): This dude is slick. Super slippery in one on one situations, Spielman's change of direction skills, quickness and vision as a ball carrier pop immediately. He's fully capable of embarrassing and undressing defenders in the open field with his low build frame and the subsequent low center of gravity that he's afforded as a result. He's made some nice plays down the field, too. He's predominantly a slot but his elusiveness enables him to stack coverage and get vertical. There's play speed in long situations, too -- this isn't just a jitterbug player. Spielman shows nice ball skills, he adjusts to the football well in instances in which he's square to the line of scrimmage but also when he's working over his shoulder to finish the catch. Bonus points are due for contributions in the return game, you can add two touchdowns to his resume as a return-man.

    CONS (—): Stature will be a point of contention for some. In a violent game, Spielman's 5-foot-9, 180 pound frame is something that will at least cause some apprehension. Because of his size, lack of length and play strength, he's not going to be a player who creates a lot of wins on the boundary or against press coverage -- working him inside where releases come cleaner and there's more room to work is going to be a must for his play at the next level. Don't ask him to block, you won't get much of a return there due to physical stature...although that isn't to say that he isn't scrappy and he won't give you his best effort.