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Spencer Drango | Tackle

Team: Baylor Bears
Age / DOB:  (22) / 10/15/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 315

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Sports on Earth's Matt Brown ranks Baylor redshirt senior T Spencer Drango as the third-best offensive lineman in the nation.
He checks in behind Laremy Tunsil and Ronnie Stanley. "Drango plays a pivotal role in the Bears' potent attack, playing with an edge and bringing physicality and aggressiveness to the position," Brown wrote. Drango has started 35 games in his career despite undergoing back surgery in 2013. NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein believes he translates best as a guard at the next level, and ranked him as the No. 2 guard prospect in the nation. Jul 20 - 12:55 AM

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ESPN's Brandon Chatmon believes Baylor redshirt senior T Spencer Drango is the Bears most indispensable player.

"Art Briles' program has lost twice, going 20-2, in the past two seasons with Drango as a starter. When he missed the final four games of 2013 with a back injury, his value became readily apparent as the Bears went from undefeated to 2-2 in their final two games," Chatmon wrote. The Baylor prospect is a four-year starter for the Bears, and enters the season with 35 career starts under his belt.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 2 - 3:41 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein's believes Baylor redshirt senior T Spencer Drango's "build and game "screams guard play."

"Drango might have played tackle in the past, and he might play tackle this season, but I would be absolutely shocked if he doesn't bump inside thanks to a build and game that screams guard play. Drango plays with some lower-body stiffness, which could eliminate him from tackle consideration, but he uses his hands in pass pro like the veteran tackle he is," Zierlein writes. The 6-foot-6, 310-pound Drango was a consensus All-American, and a unanimous first-team All-Big 12 selection last season. Drango took the advice of the NFL Draft Advisory Board and decided to come back for his senior year. Zierlein believes Drango is the No.2 guard to watch in College Football and thinks his "mauling, physical style and ability to win as a run blocker must be judged on its own merit."
Source: NFL.com
Jun 29 - 3:20 PM

One scouting service gave Baylor redshirt senior T Spencer Drango a late round grade, according to Tony Pauline.

Drango is earning a ton of love from writers this summer, from NFL.com to the Sports Quotient to Sports on Earth. The NFL Advisory Board suggested Drango return to school when he requested a grade. Again, we would not read too much into these scouting service reports, as the best use is for a watch list.
Jun 16 - 11:00 AM

Baylor redshirt senior T Spencer Drango "plays a pivotal role in the Bears' potent attack, playing with an edge and bringing physicality and aggressiveness to the position," writes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

Drango has started 35 games in his career despite undergoing back surgery in 2013. He was advised by the NFL Draft Advisory Board in December to stay in school. We think he had a shot to go in Round 1 and probably would have gone in Round 2 if he'd ignored the advice. Brown ranks Drango as the No. 3 tackle in the nation.
Jun 15 - 11:49 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter says Baylor redshirt senior T Spencer Drango is the only competition Ohio State's Taylor Decker has for top tackle prospect.

Drango was advised by the NFL Draft Advisory Board last December to stay at Baylor, though some believe he would have ultimately gone in Round 1. "A four-year starter, there's no questioning his intensity or strength at the line of scrimmage," Reuter wrote. "He has the size and strength to lock onto defensive ends when comfortable, but, like Decker, Drango needs to consistently hit targets in space and hold off top edge rushers with extreme quickness in his last turn in Waco before scouts consider him an elite blind-side protector." Drango anchored an offensive line that allowed only 60 tackles for losses (T-18th in the nation).
Source: NFL.com
Jun 14 - 1:55 PM

The Sports Quotient ranks Baylor redshirt senior T Spencer Drango as the No. 5 offensive lineman in the country.

"Not only does he have all the physical tools needed to be a great left tackle – he’s got quick feet and excellent hands – but he’s also got the intangibles needed to be a great player at the next level," the site noted. Drango anchored offensive line that allowed only 60 tackles for losses (T-18th in the nation). "Although some scouts will knock Drango for playing in a spread offense, there is no question that he has the skills to excel at the next level," noted SQ. "He shines in pass protection, but I would like to see him add a little more polish to his run-blocking, something that should be easy to accomplish over the course of this season."
Jun 7 - 6:40 PM

NFL Media reports that Baylor redshirt senior T Spencer Drango was advised by the NFL Draft Advisory Board last December to stay at Baylor.

Drango considered jumping to the pros early and submitted paper work to check in on his status. The board apparently didn't think he'd go in the first two rounds, perhaps because he was coming off back surgery and was never 100-percent healthy last season. The board got it wrong with D.J. Humphries and may have done so with Drango, but the Bears' prospect can now potentially move into the upper-half of Round 1 with a great season. "The Bears' third-year starter at left tackle might play in a hurry-up, no-huddle offense, but don't mistake him for a finesse player. He is one of the best run blockers in the Big 12," wrote Chase Goodbread.
Source: NFL.com
May 21 - 6:44 PM

Baylor redshirt senior LT Spencer Drango "could be next year's version of Zack Martin or Brandon Scherff," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Entering his fourth season as Baylor's starting left tackle, Drango could be next year's version of Zack Martin or Brandon Scherff – a dominant college left tackle with a first round skill-set that projects best inside in the NFL," Brugler wrote. While some analysts have mocked Drango as a first-round talent, our own Josh Norris did not have a first-round grade for the Baylor prospect. Brugler notes that Drango's "transition from Baylor's spread offense to pro-style will be a sizeable challenge." In order for Drango to improve his draft stock, he'll have show and prove he can be a dominant force this season.
Source: CBS Sports
May 18 - 2:38 PM

Baylor redshirt senior LT Spencer Drango "could be a swing player in the NFL at guard and tackle," wrote Scout.com's Jamie Newberg.

Newberg praised Drango for "wisely" returning for another year at Baylor and ranked him as the No. 22 prospect. Drango, who has started 34 games on campus, only allowed one sack last year. "He graded out at 88%, had 31 knockdown blocks and 16 touchdown resulting blocks," Newberg documented. "He gets off the ball very well and plays with good leverage."
Source: Scout.com
May 17 - 6:24 PM

Baylor redshirt senior LT Spencer Drango was named an honorable mention on Mel Kiper's first Big Board of 2016.

The board is 25 names deep and Kiper added a dozen names that he considered but didn't ultimately include, a group including Drango. "Has the length and quick feet to deal with speed off the edge," Kiper wrote. Todd McShay recently mocked Drango to the Indianapolis Colts at No. 26, while Rotoworld's Josh Norris did not have Drango going in the first round.
May 16 - 8:49 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay mocked Baylor redshirt senior LT Spencer Drango to the Indianapolis Colts at No. 26.

"The Colts didn't address their offensive line until the seventh round of the 2015 draft, so tackle could be a glaring need by this time next year," he wrote. "Drango has good size (6-6, 310) and experience (three-year starter) at left tackle. He underwent back surgery last offseason." Rotoworld's Josh Norris did not have Drango going in the first round of his own mock draft. As with skill position players, NFL teams are wary of tackles in spread systems. Drango must have a dominant season in pass protection to assuage those concerns.
May 15 - 6:25 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang prefaces by noting that "teams are hesitant to invest early picks in blockers from spread attacks" but believes Baylor redshirt senior LT Spencer Drango's "frame, feet and strength are impressive."

Baylor's longtime starter at left tackle could have been a first-rounder last year but decided, as Shawn Oakman did, to return to Waco for another run at the Big 12 Championship. Drango (6-foot-8, 315 pounds) is headed for the very top of the draft if he shuts down the spate of top-shelf edge rushers he'll face this year. The analyst ranks Drango as the No. 8 senior prospect in the land.
Source: CBS Sports
May 11 - 8:24 PM

Baylor redshirt senior LT Spencer Drango will challenge Ohio State's Taylor Decker to be the first tackle taken in next year's draft, writes NFL.com's Chad Reuter.

Drango (6-foot-8, 315 pounds) could have been a first-rounder last year, but he elected to return to Waco. "A four-year starter, there's no questioning his intensity or strength at the line of scrimmage," wrote Reuter. "But like Decker, Drango needs to consistently hit targets in space and look comfortable holding off any top pass rushers during his final year on campus before earning a top-10 draft slot."
Source: NFL.com
May 8 - 11:16 PM

Baylor redshirt junior LT Spencer Drango will return to school for the 2015 season.

Drango is a longtime starter at left tackle. Head coach Art Briles even said the announcement was as important as Shawn Oakman returning on the defensive side of the ball. He will be protecting a new quarterback with Bryce Petty graduating to the NFL.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 01:01:00 PM