Originally posted on Optimum Scouting  |  Last updated 12/31/11

Miami (FL) is known for putting in tons of NFL prospects each and every year. At one point, it was even more prolific in NFL draft picks than current day Alabama or USC. So far, Optimum Scouting has confirmed that Sean Spence, one of the defenses premier playmakers the past two seasons, has been invited to the NFL Combine.

A quick, athletic, rangy linebacker, Spence is a bit undersized for a linebacker at the next level and may not be a fit in each system. Still, his fluidity and overall athleticism could make him in a fit in more zone oriented schemes or just as a versatility utility linebacker for nickel and dime sets as well as potentially a weakside linebacker.

He's had back to back 100+ tackle seasons for the Hurricanes (this season despite missing the first game) and has 31 tackles for a loss in his junior and senior season combined. He likely right now is a mid round selection based on his potential size and system fit concerns, but he could really impress in workouts at the NFL Combine and could move his way closer to the early round selections, potentially even 2nd or 3rd round, with an impressive showing.

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