Noah Spence’s draft stock is on fire right now after a great week of practice at the Senior Bowl and a dominating performance in the game itself Saturday. The Eastern Kentucky star had two tackles and a sack in the game. Spence also had several hurries and was terrorizing QBs all day long. Spence was dominant against Cole Toner of Harvard in the second quarter getting to Stanford QB Kevin Hogan early and often.
The Jets met with Spence in Mobile, AL last week after a practice. Todd Bowles is a defensive minded coach and the former EKU defensive end could flourish up front with Leonard Williams and Spence demolishing offensive lines in the AFC East for years to come.
As a sophomore Spence was named first-team All-Big Ten in 2013 but in 2014 he was banned from the Big Ten for failing multiple drug tests. He then transferred to Eastern Kentucky in 2015 where dominated in the OVC. At the end of the season Spence was named co-Defensive Player of the Year with 63 tackles and 11.5 sacks.
Despite his past Spence will get picked up in the first round. He’s drawn comparisons to Khalil Mack and it’s doubtful he will fall out of the top fifteen. He will get a chance to talk with teams one on one at the Combine ad if he has a good showing he could go in the top ten.
The Jets pick at #20 so Spence likely won’t be there but if he slips New York would be happy to have him. The Giants picking at #10 need help rushing the passer and Giants GM Jerry Reese can look past Spence’s issues in Columbus he would be a good addition to the G-men.