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Spiller a Chris Johnson clone

Posted on: October 25, 2009 1:07 pm
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Despite sitting out some of the game's most important plays (including Clemson's final attempt at a touchdown to win the game in regulation), CJ Spiller showcased his amazing speed and versatility in the upset at #8 Miami. He scored twice -- on a 90 yard kickoff return in the second quarter the game and on a 56 yard reception in the third. His 310 all-purpose yards broke the Tiger's single-game record.

Spiller, 5-11 and 195 pounds, reminds me a great deal of the Titan's Do-Everything Chris Johnson, who weighed in at the Combine at 5-11, 197 pounds. While Spiller may not prove quite as fast as Johnson at the Combine (4.24), I do expect him to be among the fastest players tested. Also like Johnson, however, Spiller will be at his best if used as part of a rotation, as he lacks the bulk teams want in an everydown back.

Because of his versatility, Spiller is on the field so much (as a returner, receiver and running back), however, that I have little doubt he'll prove well worth the first round selection some team will almost surely invest in him come April.


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