Spencer Larsen MLB Arizona
SOBO SEZ: Mature. Productive. Nasty. These are words that
describe the linebacker prospect Spencer Larsen. He's a player any apiring
football prospect should look up to learn how things should be done “the right
Off the field, Larsen is a practicing Mormon, married, and has already
started a family. On the field, he plays with mean streak and makes tackle after
tackle after tackle. The 6' 1", 239-pound linebacker led the Pac 10 conference
this season with 131 total tackles, 15.5 of which were for a loss, and
registered 4 sacks.
Ball carriers have to be wary because the former Wildcat comes to tackle with
bad intentions. The strongest part of his game is his ability to diagnose
a developing play and work his way downhill.
Still, the Larsen's overall athleticism could be described generously as
"limited". Recently, though, Larsen displayed a 4.29 short shuttle at the
Arizona pro day. The time was as good as some cornerbacks in this draft, and it
is evident Larsen is quick and explosive in small areas.
The short area quickness and physical nature of his game could make him an
ideal fit as a 3-4 inside linebacker. The workouts also follow a very good
performance at this year’s East/West Shrine Game where Larsen was named Most
The former Arizona star is a slightly older prospect than most, and is
already 24 years of age. Like recent Browns offensive lineman Kirk Chambers,
Larsen spent two years away from the gridiron doing missionary work. Teams will
fall in love with Larsen’s intangibles and will be pleasantly surprised by the
player that completes the package even as a potential late round prospect.
, NFL Scout:
Productive player with good instincts and playing character. Somewhat
disappointed in his take on skills but has a knack for slipping blocks and
getting to the football. In pass coverage, I felt he was more then adequate
settling and reacting in the under zones, but has limited man cover potential.
Speed and overall range will limit him to the "Mike" backer position, but looks
like a solid back up and special teams contributor. Has mid0second day draft
potential. Round 5 -6.