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Clemson Running Back C.J. Spiller

One of the draft's top running back prospects, does Spiller have a shot at going in the top ten? National Football Post

Print This April 01, 2010, 07:04 AM EST

C.J. Spiller: No. 28, RB, 5-11, 195

A dynamic athlete who possesses a rare blend of athleticism, balance and overall instincts as a runner, Spiller can change the game every time the ball is in his hands. He displays great vision and patience at the line of scrimmage with the burst to explode into daylight. He does a nice job feeling out his blocks and picking his way through the line of scrimmage. He possesses the lateral agility and footwork to consistently make the first man miss and does a good job changing directions at full speed. Spiller gets up to speed quickly and exhibits a second gear in the open field.

He lacks ideal girth and isn't a guy who can carry the load at the next level, but he does a nice job lowering his pad level on contact and not absorbing many big hits. Spiller has that "it" factor as a runner and is very instinctive in all areas of his game. He's a gifted receiver who possesses the ability to turn his routes up the field and make plays vertically. He catches the ball well out of the backfield and looks natural in the pass game. He's a jack-of-all-trades who can hurt you on the ground or through the air. He looks like a real playmaker at the next level.

Grade: 7.0

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