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Player Profile: Isaiah Spiller

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 215 lbs

School: Texas A&M

NFL Comparison: Joe Mixon

Why you’re drafting him…

Spiller has all of the makings to be a 3-down back in the NFL and as long as he lands in a good spot, could find the opportunity very early on in his career. He’s patient off of the line, has excellent vision and is fairly shifty for a guy of his size. Spiller is an explosive runner that is incredibly difficult to tackle as he is able to combine both size and agility. He’s got the skills of an above-average pass-catcher and should be used a decent amount out of the backfield. While his route-running isn’t anything to write home about, he understands his assignments and has good hands for a running back. Spiller seems to be one of the more controversial options at the start of a rookie draft, but he is firmly in the conversation to be the #1 rookie off of the boards in dynasty drafts.

Needs to improve…

There is a bit of concern when it comes to ball security, as Spiller has put the ball on the ground a fair amount in his college career. While this is seemingly an easy fix, it is one of the top killers for ball carriers in the NFL so I’d definitely like to see him prioritize improvements to this area of his game. His blocking skills could also use a bit of work… he’s not a bad blocker, but there’s definitely room for improvement there.

Prediction for 2022 NFL Draft…

I can’t imagine any running backs to be drafted on day one, but I do see Spiller potentially being the first halfback off of the board on day two. A likely 2nd round pick, Spiller should find himself on a team that will desperately need his skillset the second he steps foot in the building. I’d guess that he gets selected somewhere between picks #50 and #60, as there are many RB-needy teams selecting in this range (Miami, Arizona, Buffalo, Atlanta and Tampa Bay). 

Dynasty fantasy football spin…

As of now, Spiller is my 1.01 in 1QB leagues and is likely my 1.02 or 1.03 in a superflex setting. I’ve always favored the pass-catching backs earlier on in my rookie drafts and Spiller seems to have the most upside based off of his abilities as a runner and a receiver. My preferred landing spot for him would be Miami or Buffalo, however, any of the five spots I had listed above would make me more than happy. There are not many scenarios where Spiller isn’t at least a top-5 pick in your rookie draft. (EDIT: after a non-existent showing in the combine, Spiller will likely fall in the consensus rankings. With that being said, he’s still the RB2 in our rankings)

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