1st Down Scouting

Spencer Hadley

#02 Spencer Hadley

DRAFT CLASS:  SR/2014

POSITION:  Strong Safety (SS)

SCHOOL:  BYU

HEIGHT:  6-2   

WEIGHT:  227

40 Time:  4.69

STRENGTHS

  • He played the OLB position during his collegiate career…but his size and skill-set dictate a position move to SS as his best long term position transitioning to the NFL level
  • He possesses an athletic and compact build to his physical structure…who displays his passion and emotion for the game through a non-stop aggressive style of play…which shines through in his play
  • He consistently displays a physical demeanor on the field…who frequently initiates first contact to opponents…and possesses a high motor & relentless desire to get after the ball
  • He displays a natural willingness to come up to support the run…and pursuing ball carriers relentlessly as far as 20+ yards downfield
  • He shows good fluid change of direction in pursuit of ball…along with providing consistent tight coverage skill (at LB) versus smaller opponents…both of which skills support his new position change to SS

 

 

 

WEAKNESSES

  • Is he willing to make position change?
  • Unknown production at new position obviously drops his value
  • Possess the speed making transition to new position?

 

 

 

 

PROJECTED ROUND

Undrafted Free Agent

 

 

 

 

MY VALUE BOARD

5th Round

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY

  • What should immediately come clear to the NFL team that brings Hadley into their camp will be his football IQ & instincts for the game.
  • IMO he will have a far more productive NFL career at SS than at his collegiate position of OLB.

 

Profile by: (Ken Becks) @1stDown_Scout

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