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Jason Spriggs Scouting Report, OT, Indiana, 2016 NFL Draft

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Today we are going to take a look at an offensive tackle prospect that can make an immediate impact with the team that drafts him.

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Introduction

Hometown: Elkhart, Indiana

High School: Concord HS

Recruitment: 3-Star Recruit by ESPN as an OT

Injuries/Discipline: Nothing to mention

Awards

2013/2014 Honorable mention All-Big Ten

2015 Second Team All-Big Ten selection

2015 Outland Trophy Semifinalist

2015 Football Writers Association of America First Team All-American selection

Measurables

Height: 6'7"

Weight: 305

Class: Senior

Projected 40 Time: 5.20

Stats

Spriggs started 28 consecutive games to begin his career and made 46 starts in 47 games at left tackle.

Positives

  • Anchors well

  • Good strength against bull rushes

  • Has a good first step

  • Keeps his weight over his legs

  • Powerful hands

  • Gets to the second level quickly

  • Bends his knees well

  • Great length and athleticism

  • Has a great temperment

  • Has been very durable

Negatives

  • Can finish defenders off better in the run game

  • Runs himself out of plays when in space

  • Can change direction better

  • Needs to target better when on the second level

  • Has trouble with speed to strength pass rushers

Conclusion

Jason Spriggs is a tackle we should all get to know before April comes around. Jason is a tall, strong and athletic tackle that will probably be picked around the backend of the 1st round or start of the 2nd round. In his rookie season, I see Spriggs locked in as a right tackle. In a year or two he can make the move to the blind side.

The New York Jets are in desperate need of tackle help. On the right side, we have Breno Giacomini, who has greatly under-performed, to say the least. He has failed to even put together an average season since coming here. An improvement must be found. On the left side, we have the long time Jet, D’Brickashaw Ferguson. He has had a wonderful career here with Gang Green, but his best days are long gone. He has been on a steep decline for the last few years. His replacement needs to be brought into the fold sooner rather than later. Spriggs can grow into that role in the future. In the meantime, Spriggs can make a huge difference as our RT.

Draft Grade: 83

90-100 = Exceptional Talent

80-90 = Impact Player

70-80 = NFL Starter

60-70 = Solid NFL Potential

50-60 = Draftable - Lot of work needed

>50 = Undraftable, - Long Shot To Stick