Isn't a real polished route runner at this stage and lacks the kind of physicality/shiftiness needed to cleanly get off the line and into routes quickly. Seems to drift in and out of his breaks and doesn't generate much of a burst for himself in the short/intermediate pass game. Makes a lot of his big plays vs. a free release in the slot where he can run at off coverage, but doesn't look like the caliber of athlete to do the same in the NFL.
Impression: Has made his fair share of big plays throughout his career but doesn't seem to have the kind of straight-line speed needed to threaten corners vertically down the field."
Positive: Productive college wide out who has shown big-play ability. Fluid releasing off the line, shows quickness into breaks, and comes back to the ball, getting separation from opponents. Extends his hands, catches the ball away from his frame, and elusive running after the catch. Nicely adjusts to the errant throw and uses the sidelines well. Displays focus and concentration and fights hard to come away with the ball.
Negative: Not a sturdy receiver and easily brought down at the point. Not a burner who can consistently stretch the field.
Analysis: Spencer was a terrific receiver on the college level and projects as a third receiver in the NFL. He must improve his playing strength, as he may struggle getting off jams at the line of scrimmage, but should be very effective lined up in the slot."
Was eligible to participate at N.C. State in the Fall of 2006, but did not enroll until 2007. That year, as a true freshman, he saw action in all 12 games as a reserve.
In 2008, he ranked seventh in the ACC in receiving yards per game with 53.2 and averaged an eye-popping 22.3 yards per catch --a new ACC and Wolfpack single-season record. He either led or tied for the team lead in receptions seven different times.
In 2009, Owen Broke his own ACC single season record with a 25.5 yard per catch average, and averaged 69.5 receiving yards per contest. Tallied 30 catches for 765 yards and 3 TDs.
In 2010, he piled up 60-912-4. but averaged "only" 15.2 YPC.
Strengths: Has some long speed, and can stretch a defense. Has some big-play ability, and is a vertical threat. Has the potential to develop into a solid #2. Has a ton of upside. Can work the sidelines. Can toe touch and make the tough catch. Quick off the line and into his cuts.
Weaknesses: Hands are not as consistent as you would like, nor has been his play on a game-to-game, season-to-season basis. Slightly over-aged. Not the greatest worker around. A bit entitled. Slight build and will have to bulk up to take the physical abuse. May have issues beating the jam consistently at the next level, unless he gets stronger. Can be knocked off his routes downfield, and is not at his best in contested-catch situations.
Projection: 6-7th rounder who may test well and be over-drafted."