Great vision to identify cutback lanes at line of scrimmage and in open field
Very elusive and evades tacklers
Great spin move
Runs routes well out of backfield
Lots of experience catching the ball
Nice second gear to go distance
Breaks a good amount of tackles for his weight
Can contribute as a returner
Projects as an excellent No. 2, change-of-pace running back
Good YPC average despite weak offensive line
Won't get that much bigger without losing speed
Not very assertive between the tackles
Generally shys from contact
Not very powerful
Not going to get much done on the goal line
Weak inside runner
Mediocre in pass protection
Not an explosive or exceptional punt returner
Cuts outside far too often
Summary: Spiller profiles as a very explosive back, but isn't a No. 1 in the NFL, which isn't an entirely bad thing. He needs to work on his pass protection the most so he can really help out virtually every team on third down. With James Davis gone, he has a chance to show teams he can handle a greater workload in 2009.
Player Comparison: Reggie Bush. Both backs love to kick it outside and have the elite athleticism to make everyone miss in the open field as great home-run threats.
No point in trading for Cousins, there's almost no chance he succeeds. 0 WRs and TEs to throw it to, so it would just be a waste of his prime years. If Shanahan reealllly wants him, wait until next year since he seems to have a rift with the Redskins. Besides, next year's quarterback class is much better if they fail to sign Cousins in FA.
I don't agree on a lot. They have so many cuts on the OL you didn't mention including Dunlap and Franklin which will save them 12+ million. Stuckey is not worth 3 million. They can make on very solid move or a couple with draft help to protect Phillip. Cruz could be an interesting pair with Allen if he can return to prior form though.