The Wedge Scouting Report: Noah Spence, LB/DE

Blew up another planet and exterminated another entire species last week!

BOOM!

I’m a Superstar Intergalactic Agent.  One of the best!  A planet destroying award winner with an outstanding record of destroying lifeforms!

But things weren’t always so great for me…I’m ashamed to admit…that once days were dark for me…You see I used to be addicted to Hapkomah Dice.

Everyday I used to play the dice.  I don’t know what it was, I didn’t always win.  Actually I lost a lot – but the risk, the risk was a rush.  There’s nothing like those dice in your hands, right before you role WOW…I miss it.

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I used to dream about the dice…every morning…every night…for breakfast…for lunch…for dinner.

GIVE ME THE HAPKOMAH DICE

Um…I guess I developed kinda a problem

I guess you can say I was an addict.

And then…ROCK BOTTOM.  I was strung out.  I forgot to launch and missed a deadline to destroy an entire galaxy we were planning to eliminate for a millennium.

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Well no big deal…we blew up that galaxy a year later and I gave up the dice.

Sort of reminds me of Ohio State…no Eastern Kentucky pass rusher Noah Spence

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If you don’t know by now Noah Spence is one of many pass rushers available in the 2016 NFL draft.  And he was kicked out of Ohio State for positive drug tests.

Before he was kicked out of Ohio State, Spence was a starter for the Buckeyes in his very first year, not easy to do on that talented team.  In 2013 Noah Spence compiled 52 tackles, and 8 sacks in 12 starts.

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But 2014 was not so smooth for Spence.  He was suspended for his bowl game and the first two games on 2014.  Then he tested positive again a second time in 2014.

Spence’s problem was with ecstasy.  He openly admitted he had a problem and went into a drug treatment program.  Spence had to watch the Buckeyes make history and win the 2015 College Championship on TV like the rest of us.

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He didn’t come out in the 2015 draft through.  Spence transferred to little ole’ Eastern Kentucky.  What can I tell you about Eastern Kentucky?  Well I think its on the Eastern side of Kentucky and Noah Spence played there for a year.

And did he ever play.

In 2015 Noah Spence had 11.5 sacks and was a force on the field.

He bounced back!  Just like me!

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So why should an NFL team take a chance Spence?

Well if 6-3, 252 pounds with speed doesn’t excite you…then you should find your way to the next planet I destroy…because you are not alive.

But do you want to spend a high pick on a guy with that checkered history.  Spence is expected to go in the first two rounds of the NFL draft.

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So he is quite a risk.

Which also reminds me of dice…

If Noah Spence was a Alien Weapon of Destruction, he would be the deadly

Hapkomah Dice!

I hate you Hapkomah Dice…But I love you too.

SpenceDice

Check Out his highlights here.

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683 Responses to The Wedge Scouting Report: Noah Spence, LB/DE

  1. Tim Knight says:

    Ken, I said we’ll see what we have in Damontre Moore. He’s real cheap and likely would be a rotation guy anyway.

  2. Tim Knight says:

    dbolt48 says:
    March 1, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Ken,
    In the wide 9 he can function due to the fact his main job is to attack the QB.

    I was thinking the same thing. Kind of like Jason Babin did with the Eagles in 2011 with 18.0 sacks. That’s all he really did.

    • Ken says:

      I get the idea of what he is supposed to do but last year I watched him make dumb penalty after dumb penalty. When questioned about it his only response was “I don’t have a high football IQ.” I think he could have left football out of the response. The guy was a cancer in the locker room. So much so the Giants cut him when they were desperate for pass rushers and they were in a dead heat for the division with the Eagles and Redskins. So I get it he has great physical traits and maybe he is worth a look but I highly doubt he will pan out.

  3. wyoming85 says:

    Adam Schefter Retweeted
    Chris Russell ‏@Russellmania621 14m14 minutes ago
    As just reported on @1067theFan – per @granthpaulsen the #Redskins are placing the franchise tag on @KirkCousins8 for 2016.

  4. dbolt48 says:

    I can see Ken pre marriage

    Date: “What’s your favorite thing about me?”

    Ken: “To be honest your only redeeming quality is that you let me take you out to dinner to a hotdog cart.”

  5. D says:

    Looks like the phins are going to tag Vernon

  6. finfanrob says:

    all wives are cheap dates, it is when they become ex-wives they cost a fucking fortune

  7. Mike E. says:

    If Wake won’t restructure, I’d cut him. I’m still skeptical he’ll be what he was, and even if he is, he disappears too much for me.

  8. Mike E. says:

    LOL @ Rob

  9. getterdone says:

    Wake said he’ll restructure, don’t get yer panties in a bunch just yet. FA period hasn’t even started yet.

    • Mike E. says:

      They’re all bunched up and it’s very uncomfortable!!!

    • dbolt48 says:

      Yeah he did, but talks fell apart at the combine. Miami’s FO seems to be taking a more hardline stance with its players and their perceived value. Essentially they are going about business like the Pat’s.

  10. Randy says:

    Transition tag for Vernon? Bleh.

  11. Randy says:

    I hate the word dominate…it’s way overused. Suh can still play at a very high level. The problem is the rest of our defense is mediocre, so his high level of play doesn’t matter as much. We need better players beside him and behind him at LB.

  12. getterdone says:

    LOL @ Mike, great sense of humor.

  13. getterdone says:

    Bolt, I realize talks broke down at the Combine on Wake, but nothing ever gets finalized at a combine. 😉
    Now both sides know where each other’s starting points are.

  14. getterdone says:

    One NFL scout indicated to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Ole Miss DT Robert Nkemdiche has been removed from his team’s board due to character concerns.
    “His character will keep him off the board for us,” he said. He’s talented enough to be in the top 10. But holy (expletive), buyer beware on this one.

  15. Randy says:

    Dbolt,
    That’s nuts. The money in the NFL is ridiculous. There’s no “value” anymore. $12M a year on a long term contract? Vernon should be sacrificing a goat daily to the god of greed if somebody gives him that kind of contract.

    • getterdone says:

      i blame us fans, well corporate ticket buyers for the higher salaries too.
      Plus we pay a bundle for merchandise, direct tv, constantly hangout of football related websites, etc etc.

  16. getterdone says:

    I’m shocked Miami even was around $12M per for OV. Glad Cantor is taking him elsewhere.
    As mentioned above, and I’ve said the samething, that the potential OV money can be better spent on Millertime, Boone, & maybe Pacman.

  17. The Flying Pig says:

    You guys ready for a new blog?

  18. dbolt48 says:

    Yeah, Miami has essentially told OV if you get what you want on the market, congrats, but we’re not matching.

  19. Tim Knight says:

    It’s not the number itself that bothers me with OV, it’s comparative to what others make. The salaries are always going to go up. Check this chart with OV’s transition tag. He’s not the player the two above him are. He should be more in that $8-10M range.
    http://overthecap.com/position/4-3-defensive-end

    • dbolt48 says:

      Yep, & truly only got to that point at the end of the year.

    • Ken says:

      It’s not the number that bothers me either its just the fact that he is not that good. He is an average starting RDE. The last 2 years he has been under double digit sacks. He is mediocre vs. the run. He is very undisciplined as a player as witnessed by his numerous costly penalties last year. I hope someone decides to overpay him.

  20. Randy says:

    I just want the team to continue looking at all possible avenues to improve this defense. I don’t think keeping OV does that. I really believe we can draft a guy this year who can replace what he does…and it wouldn’t have to be in the 1st round. He’s just not that impactful on games, and he plays a position that we really need high production from….not just okay production. It’s a premium position in the NFL.

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