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Old 04-27-2012, 09:34 PM   #1
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Default Welcome to the Steelers 3rd rd pick Shawn Spence LB

theres our ILB. weakside considered slow and undersized. pat and gil brandt dont see the fit.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:36 PM   #2
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Default Re: Welcome to the Steelers 3rd rd pick Shawn Spence LB

Not impressed
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:37 PM   #3
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Default Re: Welcome to the Steelers 3rd rd pick Shawn Spence LB

Another athletic LB welcome to the burgh.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:37 PM   #4
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Default Re: Welcome to the Steelers 3rd rd pick Shawn Spence LB

Sean Spence has a lot of potential with the right coaching and we coach the best linebackers. We needed a good linebacker and we get a good flow to the ball wrap up inside guy.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:38 PM   #5
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Default Re: Welcome to the Steelers 3rd rd pick Shawn Spence LB

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Sean Spence
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Drafted By: Steelers

Round 3
Pick 23
Overall 86

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4.71 SEC
12 REPS
33.5 INCH
119.0 INCH
7.46 SEC
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5'11" Height
31 1/2" Arm Length
231LBS. Weight
9 1/4" Hands

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Spence has been a bright spot and a standout player on a rather uninspired Miami defense. He was a four-year starter at Miami, and although undersized he makes up for this deficiency through speed, instincts and overall athletic ability. He is a great defender on outside runs, as he can effortlessly run down his fastest opponents. He is stellar in coverage, and he can blanket tight ends and tackle from various angles. He makes quick decisions and executes on them. While size will be a concern as he enters the NFL, Spence will be defined by his ability to play free and get off blocks to make plays on the ball. While he was suspended in the fallout from the Nevin Shapiro booster scandal at Miami, there is little doubt of his true character and, likewise, his overall athleticism and ability. Look for him to be taken in the middle rounds, but he could be a late riser.

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Spence's athleticism shows in all that he does. He can quickly diagnose a play and use his explosive hips to meet running backs and deliver the blow. He has fluid hips in coverage and uses his arm strength to shed blockers when he gets engulfed by bigger players. He is an experienced starter at a high level, and this should allow him to play fast and instinctively from the start at the next level. He has natural athletic ability to fit in a 4-3 scheme, in which he can play freely and flow to the ball. He is an active player and almost always involved on run plays.

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Spence is undersized and needs to play free of big blockers on him to be productive. He can flow to plays but "rides the pole" and falls off tackles at times. The scheme he plays in is key to his production.
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Default Re: Welcome to the Steelers 3rd rd pick Shawn Spence LB

I don't get it.

Especially when we were giftwrapped our choice of Chapman or Ta'amu.

Special teams superstar. We'll like him but not at the opportunity cost.
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He may have enough quickness to track down Ray Rice
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Once Carnell Lake sees this guy in practice, he will be groomed to be a safety. I think it's an excellent pick. Our LB's are notoriously slow on coverage and always need help.
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I do not understand this pick; they still need a NT and Chapman was still sitting there. This guy will wash out, I can see Davis (3rd RD Pick 2008) all over again. Colbert does well with the 1st Overall Picks, he seems to go to sleep on the Middle Picks. WTF!
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I do not understand this pick; they still need a NT and Chapman was still sitting there. This guy will wash out, I can see Davis (3rd RD Pick 2008) all over again. Colbert does well with the 1st Overall Picks, he seems to go to sleep on the Middle Picks. WTF!
Relax we are getting a NT
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