Marcus Spears
DE | (6'4", 307, 5.03) | LSU

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Selected by: Dallas Cowboys
Round: 1
Pick (Overall): 20(20)
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(DE) Marcus Spears - LSU
(DE) Marcus Spears - LSU
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Overall: Spears was also a heavily recruited basketball star coming out of the high school level but elected to stick with football. He played on both sides of the ball as a true freshman in 2001 (FB, TE and DE), but moved to defense fulltime as a sophomore in 2002 and was LSU's starting LDE from that point on. Spears had eight sacks as a junior in 2003 but was still too inconsistent and didn't play with enough aggressiveness. He made a wise decision to return for his senior season in 2004 and he showed tremendous dedication during the offseason leading up to it. Spears struggled fighting through double teams early on as a senior but he continued to improve as the season progressed and finished with 17 TFL and nine sacks in 13 games. Spears doesn't have elite speed but he's an outstanding athlete for his size. He continues ... For complete overview, strengths and weaknesses, login above or become an Insider.
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