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Spencer Drango | Tackle

Team: Baylor Bears
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/15/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 315

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Browns selected Baylor OL Spencer Drango with the No. 168 overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft.
Drango (6'6/315) made 48 starts at left tackle for Baylor, earning 2015's Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year and first-team All-Big 12 in each of his final three seasons. Despite his decorated college career, Drango is a borderline NFL prospect due to athleticism so poor he might not even able to hack it at guard. Drango does offer NFL-level physical dimensions with adequate arm length (33"), strong weight-room work ethic (30 bench-press reps), and a successful track record in pass protection, allowing zero sacks as a senior. He'll try to make it inside at guard. Apr 30 - 3:30 PM

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Baylor T Spencer Drango fell all the way to the Chiefs in Rd. 6 (No. 203) in Josh Norris' seven-round mock exercise.

Rotoworld's Evan Silva calls offensive line Kansas City's second biggest current need, right behind cornerback on the shopping list. Norris slots the Chiefs NC State G Joe Thuney in Rd. 4, a prospect he likes quite a bit, and Drango in Rd. 6, a prospect he doesn't much care for. "Drango is a big name, but his game doesn’t match it. He likely moves inside to guard in the NFL," Norris wrote.
Source: Rotoworld
Apr 6 - 6:50 PM

Pro Football Focus notes that Baylor T Spencer Drango allowed zero sacks and only six pressures in 2015.

That's obviously a tremendous showing for a player tasked with protecting the blind sides of a rotating cast of quarterbacks in a wide-open, aggressive passing attack. Drango tied for No. 1 in PFF's pass blocking efficiency grades at 98.9. "Besides his production on the field, Drango has all the physical dimensions needed to play left tackle in the NFL," PFF noted. "The question is whether or not he’ll be able to transition from the spread offense he’s played in his whole college career. Drango will need to show he has the athleticism to play a tackle position at next level to avoid being tagged as an NFL offensive guard." The four-year starter has long arms (36 1/4) and a huge wing span (85 7/8).
Feb 29 - 12:37 PM

At the NFL Scouting Combine, a pro team asked Baylor T Spencer Drango to reveal his Internet browsing history.

Drango did ultimately share his search history, noting that "I search a lot of food, directions, how to spell words because I'm dyslexic, things like that," said the 6-foot-6, 320-pounder. In addition to mentioning the weirdo search history question, he also spoke out about his dyslexia, noting that, "It's different for everybody. There's no clear-cut [way to overcome it]. Albert Einstein was dyslexic and obviously he's way smarter than I am." He admitted that at times early in his football career, the disorder would cause issues in implementing play calls, but that's no longer the case. Said Drango, "God's blessed me with this platform that I have so if I can encourage kids and other people in my situation that have similar circumstances, it's an outstanding opportunity to do so and I will."
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 26 - 10:37 PM

Baylor T Spencer Drango had the longest arms (36 1/4) and wing span (85 7/8) of any prospect at the Senior Bowl.

Not only that, but Drango's hands (10 7/8) were the third largest of any prospect. The Baylor prospect tipped the scales at 6-foot-6, 320 pounds. A 2011 four-star recruit, Drango started all 48 of his career games with the Bears at left tackle. Some have talked about moving him inside, though Drango certainly has the dimensions to hang on the outside if he proves his play is up to it.
Source: AL.com
Jan 26 - 3:35 PM

Baylor redshirt senior T Spencer Drango will play in the Senior Bowl.

The 2011 four-star recruit started all 48 of his career games played at left tackle. You know he's a seasoned veteran pass blocking in space due to Baylor's hyper-spread, split gap offense. But can he hang at LT in the pros? If he can prove to scouts he can in the postseason circuit, Drango would probably go in the first round. At the very least, he should be a good NFL guard. The difference between a good guard and a long-term starter at LT equals quite a bit of money on draft day.
Source: Senior Bowl
Jan 5 - 4:51 PM

Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman spoke with coaches from Texas Tech and Kansas who said the difference in this year's Baylor team is physical play in the trenches.

"That O-line is as physical as advertised. They move you," Kansas DC Clint Bowen told Feldman. The Bears' defensive line has plenty of talent, headlined by Andrew Billings and Shawn Oakman. The offensive line is a bit less heralded, with left tackle Spencer Drango as the top name and center Kyle Fuller is also having a good year. Baylor is known for their passing game, but the running game makes the offense go.
Source: Fox Sports
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 10:23:00 AM

Baylor redshirt senior T Spencer Drango "has the skills to fight for top-40 overall status next spring, likely as a guard," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler observes.

"Entering his fourth season as Baylor's starting left tackle, Drango plays with a wide base with easy natural quickness in his kickslide, positioning himself to stonewall rushers with brick hands. Drango relies on timing and awareness and is rarely caught on off-balance with a quick-thinking approach that limits his mistakes," Brugler wrote. Last season, Drango was a consensus All-American and a unanimous first-team All-Big 12 selection, and enters the 2015 season with a team-high 35 career starts on his resume.
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 03:58:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline called Baylor redshirt senior T Spencer Drango a "great technician with next level starting potential"

According to Pauline, some scouts view Drango as a possible selection in the later rounds, but the draft expert disagrees with that assessment. While he acknowledges that Drango lacks some athleticism, he also notes that the 6-foot-6, 310-pound offensive lineman has "good length, size and football intelligence." Writers like NFL Media analyst Chad Reuter and Sports on Earth's Matt Brown tend to agree more with Pauline's analysis than those of the mystery scouts.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 06:32:00 PM

Baylor redshirt senior T Spencer Drango "needs to consistently hit targets in space and hold off top edge rushers with elite quickness in 2015 to show scouts he can be a top left tackle in the NFL," notes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter

The scribe pegs Drango as the No. 4 senior draft prospect. NFL Media colleague Lance Zierlein thinks Drango translates best inside, ranking him as the No. 2 guard prospect in the nation. Either way, Drango will be a valuable draft commodity. The 6-foot-6, 310-pounder was a consensus All-American and a unanimous first-team All-Big 12 selection last season.
Source: NFL.com
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 07:06:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jul 20, 2015 12:55:00 AM

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
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 03:41:00 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
Mon, Jun 29, 2015 03:20:00 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.
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 11:00:00 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.
Mon, Jun 15, 2015 11:49:00 PM