2013 NFL Draft: Spencer Ware Prospect Profile


Nov 23, 2012; Fayetteville, AR, USA; LSU Tigers running back Spencer Ware (11) rushes against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. LSU defeated Arkansas 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Spencer Ware is a pure power running back, he is not going to impress you with game changing speed, but will run through tacklers and will pick up yards after contact. He is not going to be a very good starter for you, but will be a valuable backup and goal line back in the league. He left LSU early because he was tired of Les Mile’s running back by committee game, and I don’t blame him, he was the best back on the team, yet he didn’t get the ball enough either.


5’10” Height

30 1/8” Arms

228 lbs. Weight

9 5/8” Hands


Ware has a very strong build, and is a very powerful and aggressive downhill runner. He will often wait for his blocks to develop and then attack the holes instead of just trying to create something out of nothing every time he runs the ball. He can break arm tackles very effectively at the line of scrimmage. Often after getting hit, Ware tends to still stay on his feet and keep running forward and pressing on until he is finally brought down. He excels in short yardage situations, and is a great goal line back as well.


Spencer Ware really lacks the speed necessary to succeed in the NFL. Once he breaks tackle she doesn’t have the extra gear necessary to get away from defenders. He often runs high, and very often gets big hits. He is also not a very agile running back, and can’t seem to move side to side very well, only being able to run up the field. He also reportedly had some weight issues at LSU. Another flaw is he has some character concerns, as he was suspended for having a positive drug test during the season.


Ware is definitely not a guy being drafted early this year, as at the most he maxes out as a goal line and short yardage back in the NFL. He is likely going to be a 5th to 6th round pick.

Grade: 6.0