LSU Tigers running back Spencer Ware is receiving interest from a pair of AFC playoff teams, as the New England Patriots sent renowned running backs coach Ivan Fears down to LSU yesterday to work out Ware, Russell Shepard, and fellow LSU running back Michael Ford. Today, Aaron Wilson of Scout.com is also reporting that the Indianapolis Colts are hosting Ware today.
Viewed by most scouts as a third day selection in this draft, Ware’s decision to bolt out of LSU early was met with criticism by many. Anyway, Ware is a strong running back at 223 pounds and showed it with 17 reps on the bench press. He was very productive for the Tigers as a sophomore, but things fell off for him as a junior due to the emergence of freshman back Jeremy Hill.
Ware dined with the St. Louis Rams earlier this month, and they are in the market for another running back. Ware could be a potential sleeper for the Rams, because both of their second-year backs that they are high on fit the explosive mold. Ware could be a nice compliment as the third back in a committee to Isaiah Pead and Daryl Richardson, so that’s something to watch for.
The Colts are also in a great position to snap-up a player like Ware on the third day of the draft and add him into their RB rotation, and it’s easy to forget that Ware rushed for over 700 yards and seven touchdowns in 2011 en route to a second-team All-SEC birth.
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