2022 Guide: What Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services said about SPENCER BURFORD:
UTSA, 6041 304 5.19. Three-year starter, San Antonio, TX. Three-time All-Conference USA, first team in 2021. Burford is the cousin to former NFL players LaAdrian Waddle and Sam Hurd. He will likely move to guard at the next level because of the struggles he has with his lower body in space pass protection. Excels with power and upper body explosion, strong suits for the interior. Needs to refine his lower body techniques and make his knee bend more consistently because when he is lined up correctly, he is an absolute boulder that can screw himself into the ground. If he can be put into a situation that allows for 1-2 years of patience, he can out-perform where he is drafted. Solidly built with a sense of denseness to him. Excellent anchor, stemming from thick thighs and country-strong hands. Can absorb straight ahead and stop the momentum in a heartbeat. Plays bigger and more powerful than his listed size. Can knock a defender into tomorrow when he gets space to gain momentum. Plays with a physical, aggressive brand. Nasty demeanor with fast and strong hands. Paired with long arms, has the capability of truly locking onto his man. Has the athletic upside to propose a high ceiling-future. Can keep the feet moving quickly and repeatedly. Has experience at both tackle and guard. Inconsistent technique below the waist creates several imbalances and makes it difficult for him to latch on. Loses his grasp of the defender too often. Poor outside pass protector with a soft outside shoulder. Very hit or miss when it comes to redirecting against the double move.
OSR:35/51. Fifth/sixth round. (A-34 3/4, H-9 1/2, BP-25, 10-1.80).