Grave Digger posted:AtTheMurph posted:
They all have flaws coming out. Spriggs flaw was strength and anchor. Obviously the scouts thought that he could be beefed up to handle it.
He hit 31 reps at the combine. Spriggs problem was technique and football IQ and that continued in the NFL. If he had figured out the mental game out he would have been a franchise LT. He had the same flaws in the NFL that he had at IU, but that offense got the ball out so quick that it masked a lot of his flaws.
Being able to bench press is fine. Doesn't help much if you cannot set up and anchor against a bull rushing 290lb defensive end.
Spriggs couldn't and it ruined the rest of this game. He was so worried about trying to anchor against a guy who was stronger he'd then get beat every which way but Tuesday. He could bench press but he had the ass and legs of a big wideout.