This was rather surprising as I saw Spruce falling in the 6th-7th round range, but I believe teams were scared away by his 4.69 40 yards dash. Regardless, the California native is one the most receivers in Pac-12 history as the conference’s all-time leader in receptions with 294. The Buffs’ offensive struggles in 2015 limited Spruce’s production (84 catches for 942 yards and three touchdowns) but he proceeded to finish as the school’s all-time leader in receptions, yards (3,347), and touchdowns (23). He holds or shares more than 38 school records.
Spruce’s production muddies his scouting report as it easy to get caught up his numbers. He is a good player at 6’1,” 206 pounds who uses precise route running, plus tracking ability, and desirable hand-eye coordination to snag passes: he has registered only three drops in his last 288 targets. After the catch, he is a shifty open field runner who can make defenders miss and maneuver through traffic across the middle. Spruce spent the majority of his time as an outside receiver, but flashed production during his time in the slot.
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