Originally Posted by theogt
Yes, he's always played DE, but he has experience dropping back in coverage. Spencer is considered a better prospect than Phillips coming out.
Spencer ran LB drills at his pro day and looked very good. Here are some other blurbs from NFLDraftScout about his ability to play OLB:
From Scott Wright:
This guy has Pro Bowl 3-4 OLB written all over him.
I'd be pleased drafting Spencer at #22, taking a CB in round 2, an o-lineman in round 3 and a WR in round 4.
Taking Spencer at #22 would allow us the flexibility to move Carp to the inside and thereby reduce the need to spend a draft pick on an ILB, which is a pretty wretched crop this year. The more I look at ILB the more I think we would be just as well off signing 3-4 as undrafted FA's and just replace Fowler with one of them.