Re: defense next year
I think it makes sense if you look at it in the context of defending against a more and more precise passing game attack. A player like Spence might allow a defense to become more dynamic and creative.
Will it hurt in the run game defense? You have a good point but I can't say that it definitely will.
Is Spence the answer? He might not be ready to go next year but I think his speed gives our defense a chance to try something new.
So second of all there is no second of all !