1998 NFL Draft
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13 Jun 2006 05:21 PDT
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Hi, I need to find an original scouting report on defensive end Greg Spires, of Florida State University. He was drafted in the third round of the 1998 draft by the New England Patriots. What were his generally accepted strengths and weaknesses coming out of college? Was he seen as a good draft pick at the time? Was he seen as a natural defensive end prospect, or a "tweener" without a set position? What did scouts and experts see his career prospects at the time versus how his career has played out since then? I don't need answers for all of these questions but these are the types of general information that I'm looking for. Thanks for your help!
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Re: 1998 NFL Draft
From: thither-ga on 13 Jun 2006 14:07 PDT
Perhaps this may help some: "Greg Spires DE, Florida St. Name Jsy College HT WT Greg Spires 90 Florida St. 6012 267 40 BP SS LS VJ BJ Grade Rd. 4.75 21 N/A N/A 35 09?04? 5.76 4 Summary He may be a little bit of an underrated player and he has moved up on some draft boards, although he lacks NFL size for a DE. He started his career as an LB before moving to NT and finally to DE. He was a backup until his senior year and even then, missed some games with injuries. He finished 1997 with 30 tackles, 13 TFLs and 10 sacs and was very productive in the games that he played. He is an outstanding AA with LB type skills. He is very quick and explosive and has the ability to chase down backside plays and is excellent in space. He is very aggressive and has a good motor and comes off the corner well. He also has excellent one gap type quickness when making inside moves and he plays with surprising leverage and a little explosiveness for his size. His biggest problem is that he is short and under size for an NFL DE and he actually looks more like an LB. As quick as he is, he can be engulfed by a big OL that gets to him. He simply does not fit the NFL prototype for a DE and it may be difficult to find a spot for him. He could develop into a nice contributor as a nickle pass rusher and special teams performer, but the team that drafts him will have to overlook their HWS charts." http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/events/1998/nfldraft/topplayers/118.html Have a good day.
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