The Measurables

Baylon Spector

Off LB – #10 Clemson

HT: 6011
WT: 235
WING: 7500
ARM: 3128
HAND: 1000
DOB: 10/20/1998

Year: Redshirt Junior
High School: Calhoun (Calhoun, GA)
HS Rating: 3 star (0.8610)
Phil Steele: PS#102

Baylon Spector Scouting Report

Spector is very fast and reacts very quickly. Fastest player in this defense. Tends to rely on his speed too much and will over commit when taking angles or setting zones. Has excellent athletic ability but doesn’t control it as well as you’d like to see. Footwork and movement in general is raw and clumsy. Flashes the ability to use brute power to get off of blocks and make the tackle.

When he gets in position, Spector is an excellent tackler. Very intense football player. Pursuit angles aren’t great. Sometimes relies too much on his speed and tries to undercut the play. Works well through traffic to stay with a run, especially when moving to the boundary on a stretch. Shows good timing and understanding of how to get into the backfield through a pass protection set. Doesn’t have great pass rushing ability, struggles to shed blocks. Does bring speed and can outrun linemen with a good release.

Spector tends to be too aggressive when setting in his zone, and will abandon his post if he thinks there isn’t someone there. Spector generally recognizes the play concept and moves to position himself against it. Will catch on sometimes, but tends to be too aggressive. Doesn’t always feel the play well, seems to be missing some feel for the play. Nasty and undisciplined at times. Needs to control that better.

What we want to see from Baylon Spector in Las Vegas

  • How well can Baylon Spector drop into man coverage against tight ends? While his size certainly presents a potential mismatch in those situations, Spector’s athleticism can make up for it. If he shows the ability to cover some big tight ends 1v1 in Las Vegas, he could really bolster his draft stock.

Pre-Shrine Bowl projection

Baylon Spector fits best in a 4-3 front as an off-ball linebacker. His ability to work in the outside zones, work through protection schemes as a pass rusher, and aggressive athleticism makes him an intriguing prospect likened to Alex Anzalone at the next level. However, if he’s a liability in pass coverage, which he has flashed at times, he will be picked on and won’t be targeted as early.

We like Spector as a fifth/seventh-round prospect. We’re comfortable in saying he is a draftable prospect, but his stock can either rise or fall drastically through the process. The Shrine Bowl and the Combine will be very important for Spector.

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By John Vogel

NFL Draft Analyst. Dad.

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