Marquis Spruill second SU football player drafted earlier than expected

Former Syracuse University Linebacker Marquis Spruill was drafted to the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday afternoon.

Spruill, who had 243 career tackles with the Orange, was drafted as the 28th pick in the fifth round, the 168th pick overall.

Like ex-teammate Jay Bromley, Spruill was projected to go in the late 6th or 7th round, but was taken much earlier than expected.