Jason Spriggs tears up combine
There was talk after the Senior Bowl that Jason Spriggs could move into first-round consideration.
The NFL Scouting Combine certainly solidified those talks.
The Indiana tackle turned in arguably the top Day 1 performance of any offensive lineman in Indianapolis. Not only did Spriggs run a sub-5-second 40-yard dash, which was good for first among offensive linemen, he also recorded the fourth-best broad jump distance for an OL in the last 10 years.
Here’s a brief rundown of Spriggs’ impressive start in Indy:
— Indiana Football (@HoosierFootball) February 26, 2016
Spriggs’ numbers so far are (among OL):
- Forty-yard dash: First, 4.94 seconds
- Broad jump: First, distance of 9’7″ (fourth-longest since 2006)
- Twenty-yard shuffle: Second, 4.44 seconds
- Vertical jump: Third, 31.5″
- Bench press: Fourth, 31 reps
- Three-cone drill: 17th, 7.70 seconds
It shouldn’t come as a major surprise that Spriggs is having success in Indianapolis. He made a similar impression last month in Alabama when he was voted the top offensive lineman at the Senior Bowl.
NFL draft analyst Mike Mayock got a look at him then and after what Spriggs did on Friday, he was even more complimentary.
— Matthew Weaver (@MB_Weaver) February 26, 2016
Spriggs might be a better fit in a zone-blocking scheme or a spread offense like the one Indiana ran. There are still questions about how the former tight end will handle more physical defensive linemen at the next level and whether he’ll be a left or right tackle.
Still, any questions about Spriggs’ athleticism should’ve been quieted with his performance on Friday.
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— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurke_SI) February 26, 2016