The Browns selected Baylor offensive tackle Spencer Drango in the fifth round (No. 168 overall) of the NFL Draft on Saturday.



Here are notes on the 6-foot-5 5/8, 315-pound Drango from NFLDraftScout.com analyst Dane Brugler's draft guide:



BACKGROUND: A four-star offensive tackle recruit out of high school, Drango grew up a Texas Longhorns fan and received a scholarship to Austin a few weeks before signing day, but he stayed true to his prior commitment to Baylor. After redshirting in 2011, he earned the starting left tackle job as a redshirt freshman in 2012 and started all 13 games. He started the first nine games at left tackle as a sophomore, missing the final for games due to injury and earning First Team All-Big 12 honors. Drango returned in 2014 as a junior and started all 13 games, earning First Team All-Big 12 and consensus All-America honors. He again started all 13 games as a senior in 2015 and earned First Team All-Big 12 and consensus All-America honors. Drango accepted his invitation to the 2016 Senior Bowl.




STRENGTHS: Wide base with smooth shuffle in his initial kickslide…stays light in his pass-sets to operate in space…positions himself well to dig his cleats in the turf and halt rushers with minimal resistance…nice job with body angles, absorbing contact well…extends well with timing to stay balanced and on his feet…smart with keen awareness and rarely caught off guard – quick thinker and minimizes the mental mistakes…not a complacent blocker and effort never quits…mature leader and considered a first-class teammate…graduated with a degree in finance (Dec. 2014), earning multiple Academic All-Big 12 honors…extensive collegiate résumé as a four-year starter at left tackle, becoming the first player in Baylor history to repeat as a consensus All-American.

WEAKNESSES: Round midsection and lean lower body, lacking muscle definition…stiff lower body and needs to win off the snap, lacking the recovery quickness to make up for false steps…lack of ideal arm length shows up on film, allowing rushers into his body…hand placement is wide and wild – overeager puncher, leading to mistakes…not a technician and pro coaches will need to break him of bad with his upright stance…grabby hands and will attract holding calls…not a people mover in the run game, relying on angles more than power…needs to add more glass to his diet…faces a sizeable transition from Baylor’s spread offense to a pro-style scheme…durability concerns after rupturing a disc in his back (Nov. 2013), which required surgery and ended his sophomore season.

 

SUMMARY: A four-year starter, Drango has been a fixture at left tackle for the most successful four-year run in school history, leaving Baylor with 48 career starts and two Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year awards – lined up predominantly in a two point stance. He was a steady edge blocker with few holes in the Bears’ spread scheme, but will face a tough transition in a pro-style formation. Drango is a pedestrian athlete with limited power and technical flaws which limits his ceiling in the NFL, but his best attributes are his intelligence and professional make-up, which should keep him in the league as a back-up guard, who might be able to fill in as a spot starter.