Spencer Burford

Spencer Burford

Measurements
  • Height
    6041
  • Hand
    9 1/2
  • VJ
    27.5
  • Weight
    304lbs
  • Arm
    34 3/4
  • Speed
    5.19
OT Combine Averages
  • Height
    6052
  • Hand
    10
  • VJ
    27 2/3
  • Weight
    313lbs
  • Arm
    34
  • Speed
    5.25
Bryan FIlker - Scout
Spencer Burford
  • Overall Rank
    190
  • Position Rank
    20
  • Position
    OT
  • Age
    21.9 Years
  • Team
    TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO

Stats

Year Starts Games Started Sacks Allowed Hits Allowed Pressures Pressure %
2018 (LG) 10 10 1 1 14 3.7%
2019 (LG) 11 12 1 1 12 2.7%
2020 10 11 5 3 18 4.6%
2021 12 12 2 1 14 3.3%

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Average HT and underweight for position at next level. Appears heavier than 295 lb listing would indicate, thick arms and thighs, not overly cut or defined. Young, being a true 4 year senior, has a body that should be able to add WT, greatest concern would be with extra WT for the sake of WT gain could limit his mobility.

  • Size
    5
  • Length
    5
  • Frame/Durability
    6
Grade 5.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Looking to make big physical play, engage with strike/shoulder. Will engage/pursue block at second level of defense (whether it impacts the play or not) If play is past his area of assignment will continue to jog down the field. Will not shy away from chippy defenders at end of play.

  • Toughness
    6
  • Instincts
    5
  • Effort/Motor
    6
Grade 5.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Above the line explosiveness out of stance (most snaps out of 2pt), average speed, adequate body control, at times looks to make big play gearing up for big blocks throws off COG at times. Adequate flexibility/bend and change of direction on display when sealing/kick out blocks, will usually be in the proper position just lacking strength/WT to consistently control block.

  • Explosiveness
    7
  • Speed
    5
  • Body Control
    6
  • Flexibility/Bend
    6
  • Change of Direction
    6
  • Play Strength
    5
Grade 5.8

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Pass block: Adequate lateral movement and kick slide (shorter quick choppy steps), active hands remains disciplined in space will strike and mirror (wins more often than not). Average anchor ability, will get driven back/lose ground, base gets wide and recovers well to maintain ground. Excels when second level defenders try to rush the passer, strikes and transitions hands into frame neutralizing blitz. Run block: 2 pt stance knees are slightly bowed inwards, demonstrates above the line explosiveness and twitchiness sometimes leads to slight false step coming out of stance. Looks to make big physical play when pulling, will throw entire body into block, in turn takes away from his COG and his body is off balance affecting his recovery ability. Keeps feet moving upon engagement, lacks some of the mass to consistently control the block. Creative use of body utilizing quickness and flexibility/bend to box out defender if he gets the inside leverage. Consistently pursues blocks at second level. Appears to have more power/explosiveness out of 3pt stance, better leverage and thrust from hips.

  • Run Block
    6
  • Pass Block
    6
  • Strike/Punch
    5
  • Disposition
    5
  • Second Level Ability
    5
  • Pull/Trap Ability
    6
  • Footwork
    6
  • Anchor
    6
Grade 5.6

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Made history as the first 4-star prospect to ever sign with UTSA. NFL pedigree, cousin of LaAdrian Waddle (NFL OT), Sam Hurd (NFL WR). Second-team All-Conference USA (2020), honorable mention All-Conference USA (2019). The true 4 year senior started 43 of 45 career games, as an underclassman played LG and moved to LT for junior and senior season. Local San Antonio kid that wanted to put the city on the map and help establish the program over schools such as Army, Bowling Green, Texas Tech and Kansas. The #25 OT prospect and #51 prospect in Texas in his recruiting class. A developmental OT prospect that you will be able to win with down the line. Has solid fundamentals and traits that will serve him well as his body continues to fill out. Has demonstrated versatility and been effective playing inside and outside at the collegiate level, could fill a role as a swing o-lineman early on in career filling in during times of injury. Spent time in 2019/2020 on XP unit, will need to be willing to step in and contribute in ST situations as called upon.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v San Diego St
  • Dec - 21 - 2021
  • 1x sack, 1x beaten by defender, 1x pressure although he played with a higher level of intensity.
  • iconWorst Game
  • v Western Kentucky
  • Dec - 03 - 2021
  • 1x hit, 1x beaten by defender, 2x pressures allowed
Best Trait
Mobility
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