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NFL Draft > 2013 Prospects > DT > Akeem Spence

Akeem Spence Scouting Report

Position: DT
Conference: Big10
School: Illinois Fighting Illini
Year/Status: Junior
Jersey Number: #94
Height & Weight: 6'1 - 305 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Fourth Round
Drafted 4.3 in 2013 by TB

2013 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash5.15
Bench press37
Vertical jump30.0
Broad jump107
Three-cone drill7.82
20-yard shuttle4.72

2013 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Akeem Spence, DT, Illinois

Fighting Illini defensive tackle Akeem Spence is an undersized prospect who will need to reassure teams that he is quick and powerful enough despite his stature.

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.

Last Updated Feb-21-2013 by Matt De Lima

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