Jason Spriggs, OT
School: Indiana | Conference: BIG-10
College Experience: Senior | Age: 21
Height / Weight: 6-5 / 301 lbs
Projected Draft Status: Early 2nd Round
NFL Comparison: Luke Joeckel
Jason Spriggs is a big but "lean" left tackle with excellent athleticism and some of the best fluidity in his feet I've seen. Spriggs is smooth in his kick slide and can stonewall rushers coming off the edge, has great mirror technique. He has a nice punch, extends his long arms to keep defenders away. Spriggs' athletic ability allows him to get to the second level and he's the type of tackles that has finishing quality and plays to the whistle. Spriggs only allowed 13 pressures his senior season. He is sure to be highly ranked by teams with a zone-blocking scheme in need of a left tackle.
- Elite level athleticism. Excellent kick slide and ability to get to the second level.
- He has the ability to stop rushers in their tracking coming off the edge.
- Fundamentally sound in pass protection. NOT a waist bender, he plays with good leverage, balance and knee bend.
- Really shined against high-level competition, when playing Ohio state he kept Derron Lee and Tyquan Lewis in check for most of the game.
- Much better pass protector than run blocker. Struggles to pick up a block on the move sometimes which is very ironic given his athleticism.
- Must improve his functional strength and his weight. Despite him being a great fit for the zone-blocking scheme he's a tad (about 5-10lbs) undersized. Inconsistent use of power – one play he'll be moving a defender back 10 yards and on another he may lose leverage especially with inside moves.
Let's see his work:
Find out why Indiana LT Jason Spriggs could be a first round pick: https://t.co/G9RhGdFn3P— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) February 6, 2016
Jason Spriggs using punch to knock rusher off balance https://t.co/LzvzddsPMM— IDthe22 (@idthe22) January 30, 2016
Senior Bowl awards: Carson Wentz (top quarterback) Sterling Shepard (top receiver) Jason Spriggs (top offensive lineman)— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) January 29, 2016
A team will draft Indiana LT Jason Spriggs based on athleticism/potential, but this play has to whet the appetite pic.twitter.com/0h1qbOfYev— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) January 29, 2016
Jason Spriggs through the whistle https://t.co/jT2EhmJSAw— IDthe22 (@idthe22) January 28, 2016
Sheldon Day is really giving Jason Spriggs fits today #NotreDame— Josh Liskiewitz (@PFF_Josh) January 28, 2016
North DL have figured out to bull Jason Spriggs and it's working. Doesn't have strength to recover— Jeff Risdon (@JeffRisdon) January 28, 2016
Really like how physical Indiana OT Jason Spriggs is at the point of attack #SeniorBowl— Steve Shoup (@Steveospeak) January 28, 2016
Jason Spriggs/T/Indiana continues to impress. Have to believe he's cemented himself as a late first rounder.— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) January 28, 2016
How He Would Fit on the Redskins
2016 isn't going to be the year the Redskins draft Trent Williams' replacement and even if it were Spriggs is undersized and lacks the functional strength to be a tackle in our power blocking scheme. Our left tackle position requires a leader on offense who is big, nasty, athletic and strong. Spriggs isn't a fit for us but he should make a zone-blocking scheme OT needy team very happy with his exceptional athleticism, mirror technique, and stop em in their tracks blocking ability.