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C.J. Spillman
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BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors the past two years. Senior totals included 71 tackles after career numbers as a junior of 131 tackles. Sophomore totals included 79/2/4.

POSITIVES: Highly rated coming into his senior season, Spillman comes off a poor campaign, and he has gone from a potential top-100 choice into the middle rounds of the draft. He possesses the physical abilities and ball skills to be a productive player at the next level if he gets his game back on track to where it was in 2007.

NEGATIVES: Played passive football last season and was not always willing to throw his pads into the pile when the opportunity arose, although he was struggling with a shoulder injury. Average closing and recovery speed. Does not always take correct angles to the action.

ANALYSIS: Athletic safety watching his draft stock drop. Fluid pedaling in reverse, smooth turning his hips, and loses nothing transitioning to run with opponents in coverage. Graceful moving about the field, quickly changes direction, and displays solid instincts. Does a nice job patrolling centerfield, and has a burst to the action. Shows an excellent feel for coverage, and quickly picks up assignments.


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