Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'2" Weight: 208 lbs
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 6th round, 187th overall
Evan Spencer was slated at his pro day as a second round draft pick with a chance to go in the first round but fell to the Redskins in the sixth round. Here are some things you should know about him.:
#1. Evan Spencer has football in his blood. His father Tim Spencer was a star running back at Ohio State from 1979-1982 where he ran the ball 644 times for 3553 yards (5.5 yards per carry), and 36 touchdowns. He also proved to be a productive pass catcher as he caught 40 passes for 370 yards (9.3 yards per catch) and one touchdown. He had a five year NFL career with the San Diego Chargers where he played both running back and fullback. He now is a running backs coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
#2. In addition to that, his brother Cole Spencer is an area scout for the Washington Redskins. According to Ian Cuevas of SB Nation's site Land Grant Holy Land, the brothers shared a special moment when Cole called his brother to tell him he was going to be drafted by the team, "I picked up the phone and heard Cole's voice, and he was like, ‘Hey man, we're getting you,'" he said. "I didn't know how to react and I didn't even know what I said, honestly, but I probably started freaking out."
#3. His Ohio State teammates believed he was the MVP of their 2014 championship run. According to Redskins.com's Stephen Czarda, Devin Smith, Spencer's teammate, said that he is a guy who handles business on and off the field and didn't complain when his number wasn't called.
#4. He wants to be a special teams threat for the team.
#5. His NFL Draft profile states that he is an excellent run blocker which would be good for the Redskins.
Bottom Line: Evan Spencer will work hard for his opportunities as a member of the Washington Redskins. Despite not getting a lot of opportunities to pad his stat sheet in college, he will have that opportunity in the NFL.