Wednesday, October 26, 2016

BGS / WVU Pros NFL Draft Prediction: Quinton Spain

With the 2015 NFL Draft upon us, writers from WVUPros and will team up and give you our predictions on where some of your favorite Mountaineers might land. Today, we look at Quinton Spain and where he might land in the draft.

Spain earned several honors in his time at WVU and recognition for being named to the Lombardi and Outland Watch Lists. He has the ideal size NFL offensive coordinators look for in an interior offensive lineman. He possesses good footwork and good agility, but has some areas to work on. After leaving Morgantown, he worked out at Tom Shaw Training at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando for his pre-draft preparations. 

So where could he be playing next season? Here is how we see it.


Caleb Wygal, WVUPros – 6th Round, Pick 212 – Pittsburgh Steelers: The Steelers love two things–tough players and West Virginia Mountaineers. Many players who used to wear Gold n’ Blue go on to wear Black n’ Gold in the NFL, including current players Will Johnson and Terence Garvin. Spain’s ruggedness and lunch pail mentality help him fit both categories. Their need for an interior lineman puts Spain in a Steelers uniform here.

Jeremy Simon, – 6th Round, Pick 200 – Detriot Lions –  The Lions will be targeting both offensive and defensive line prospects. Spain needs some work with his hands and footwork but that can be taught. However, his size and ability to get that initial push off the line makes him a potential steal in the late rounds

Adam DelGuercio, WVUPros – 6th Round, Pick 206 – Green Bay Packers: Spain is a bit of a project, but the physical attributes are there. I think he’ll go to a team that likes to grab linemen in the late rounds and develop talent. I think the Packers likes what they got in Don Barclay a few years ago from West Virginia and will return to the well here.

Jerry McGhee, – 6th Round, Pick 214 – Seattle Seahawks : The Seahawks are looking for offensive linemen to bolster the run game for Marshawn Lynch, so why not take a chance on Spain? With former Mountaineer Bruce Irvin already on the team, this could be a landing spot for the big man from Petersburg, Virginia.
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