BIOGRAPHY: Moved into the starting lineup as a senior playing nine games with a first team at center. Primarily a reserve his first three years in the program and played every position on the offense line.
POSITIVES: Hard-working blocker with marginal athleticism and limited upside. Quickly gets into blocks, jolts defenders at the point and plays with a nasty attitude. Stays square, anchors in pass protection and plays with a good degree of intelligence. Keeps his head on a swivel, works well with teammates and always looking for someone to hit.
NEGATIVES: Must improve the strength of his base and rarely gets movement at the point of attack. Lacks balance, struggles adjusting to defenders and constantly on the ground. Gets tall as the play proceeds and ineffective in motion.
ANALYSIS: Spanos is a well sized lineman whose greatest attribute is the ability to be used at a number of blocking positions. He offers potential as an inexpensive utility lineman in the NFL.