The 2022 NFL Draft will be a great event for teams to start building for their future. Here is the Isaiah Spiller 2022 NFL Draft Profile.
Isaiah Spiller Background
Position: Running Back
Size: 6-foot-1, 215 pounds
2021 stats: 1,011 rushing yards, 6 rushing touchdowns, 5.6 yards per carry, 25 receptions, 189 receiving yards, 1 touchdown reception
Spiller was a workhorse running back in college for Texas A&M over three seasons. He is now headed to the next level.
As a high school recruit, Spiller was an Under Armour All-American who stayed in the state of Texas with the Aggies. He rushed for 946 yards, had 203 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns as a true freshman. Texas A&M won eight games including the Texas Bowl that season. Spiller improved as a sophomore with 1,036 rushing yards, 193 receiving yards and nine total touchdowns. The team also showed progress with a 9-1 record and a season that ended with an Orange Bowl win. As a junior, Spiller rushed for 1,011 yards, had 189 receiving yards and seven total touchdowns. The team went 8-4, but their bowl game was canceled due to COVID.
Following the season, Spiller declared for the draft. He is currently projected to be selected in the first two rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Isaiah Spiller Strengths
Spiller was listed at 6-foot-1 and 215 pounds, which gives him a solid build for an NFL running back. His size affords him the potential to develop into an every-down running back. He can handle short-yardage situations, but is still mobile enough to be utilized on third downs with some development. His frame should make him relatively durable at the next level. Spiller’s size helps him have good contact balance and he runs through arm tackles.
He has shown solid quickness and elusiveness as a runner as well. Spiller can make defenders miss in the open field by putting his foot in the ground and then cutting the other direction. He doesn’t lose much speed when cutting and picks up extra yards. His ability to put one foot in the ground and go also helps him before even getting the line of scrimmage if things aren’t going as well as they were drawn up. Spiller also has a nice jump cut.
His vision is very good, as Spiller is patient behind his line of scrimmage while he waits for his blocks to be set up. Once the hole is apparent, he hits the hole hard. He runs to open space and his good vision is also apparent in the openfield.
Isaiah Spiller Weaknesses
Spiller doesn’t have breakaway speed. There were a few times on tape when he was caught from behind. He is still capable of producing big plays, but that more comes as a product of making defenders miss and his good vision. Spiller isn’t slow by any means, but he just lacks that top gear that other runners have.
In college, Spiller had ball security issues. He fumbled a lot and many times it was due to him fighting for extra yardage. Prioritizing ball security will be the first thing on the agenda for the team that drafts him, as he has been careless with the ball and could cover up more to prevent the fumbles.
For Spiller to become an every-down player, he needs to work on his game in passing situations. He only ran a few different types of routes in college, although he did show good hands. If he can add to that, as well as working on his pass protection, he could be used on all three downs. Right now, he projects as an early-down running back.
Projected Draft Range: First Round Pick-Second Round Pick
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