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Spence will make case for starting job

Rookie Noah Spence blew past veteran right tackle Gosder Cherilus in the first practice in training camp while lining up with the second-team defense. Spence affords the Bucs some flexibility with their fronts, writes Jenna Laine. Camp predictions

Babers: Only Marino had faster release than Garoppolo (0:43)

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Noah Spence didn't produce a great 40 time at the combine, but his game tape and Senior Bowl workouts tell the story. He can get off the ball. Multiple counter moves too. Solid edge rusher for the Bucs.


McShay scouting report: Noah Spence

Get to know the newest Buccaneer, No. 39 overall pick Noah Spence. Todd McShay breaks down the former Eastern Kentucky pass rusher.

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Pass rusher remains on Bucs' wish list

Tampa Bay got the cornerback it needed, taking Vernon Hargreaves III in the first round. Now the Bucs need someone who can get to the quarterback, like Eastern Kentucky OLB Noah Spence. John Clayton


Round 2: Spence best fit for Titans at 45

Our Insiders take a look at how tonight's Round 2 should play out if every team was drafting purely for best fit. They think Tennessee should draft OLB Noah Spence, who would have a chance to thrive within Dick LeBeau's exotic blitz packages. Round 2 best fits mock draft (Insider)

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127dAdam Schefter

LB Spence sends past 20 drug tests to teams

Noah Spence, who played at Eastern Kentucky, is attempting to prove to NFL teams that he has turned his life around since his past troubles.

Sport Science: Spence shows why he's an elite pass rusher (1:52)
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Nobody knows how Noah Spence will do

He wowed scouts at the Senior Bowl who were looking for something to impress them given the fact that Spence has been dominating FCS talent for the last year. There are questions, however, about if the former Buckeye can stay out of trouble in the NFL. NFL draft boom-or-bust

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138dDan Graziano

Noah Spence hoping NFL teams rip up red flags

The former five-star pass-rusher was suspended from the Big Ten for testing positive for Ecstasy. After a year at Eastern Kentucky, he's hoping an NFL team falls in love with his future.

McShay: Red flags curb enthusiasm for DE Spence (1:00)
Who are potential first-round 'dreamers?' (1:10)
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The best fit for Noah Spence?

That would be the Buffalo Bills, according to Matt Bowen. In Buffalo, with the release of veteran Mario Williams, Spence can slide into the OLB slot opposite Jerry Hughes to give Rex Ryan two players who can get home off the edge. Top fits for top prospects (Insider)


Charge against JSU's Jenkins could be tossed

FCS All-America quarterback Eli Jenkins of Jacksonville State could have a domestic violence charge dismissed if he complies with measures set forth by an Alabama judge Tuesday.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

OLB/DE Noah Spence ran a 4.8 40 at 251 pounds. Surprised at that time after watching Spence practice at Senior Bowl workouts. Played much faster than the stopwatch showed today.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Spencer's response when he was asked if he's a risky pick for teams: "No. Not at all."

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Noah Spence says his drug problems are behind him. Been drug tested frequently. Says the drug use was recreational and not to cope with pressure or problems.

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Outsiders: Saints should draft Spence

Noah Spence's off-field concerns make him a risky choice at No. 12 overall, but Football Outsiders thinks it's worth the gamble. New Orleans' defense needs cost-controlled help any way it can get it. Bold moves (Insider)

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Giants should need to replace JPP

With Jason Pierre-Paul's departure likely, New York will need to address its pass rush in the draft, according to Mel Kiper Jr. Enter Noah Spence, a major force as an edge-rusher with some red flags off the field. Kiper Mock Draft 2.0 (Insider)

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Cardinals could take a major chance

Todd McShay has Arizona taking Noah Spence -- a top-15 talent -- with the 29th overall selection. But the OLB has some serious off-field questions that might scare off the Cardinals. Mock Draft 2.0 (Insider)

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Miller, former Ole Miss QB, dies in one-car crash

Authorities say 23-year-old Maikhail Miller, a former quarterback at Mississippi and Murray State, died in a single-vehicle crash Saturday, when he was ejected from the SUV he was driving.

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