A few got into a debate on one of the recruiting threads about who was better btw Spikes and Siler and CGator recommended a different thread. I have an opinion on this one, but would be fun for people to throw out some other player comparisons. I've had the opportunity to watch both up-close in practice as well as games. Siler was a solid, solid LB. Good at everything, but had a ceiling. Hence the draft position. Spikes definitely had his limitations; he was stiff, not the fastest guy and benefited greatly from a scheme that funneled stuff to him. But I'll say this about Spikes...very few realize how savage he was in a few areas and it really changed what people could do against us. He had a great 1st step and I'm sure many remember him beating All-SEC tackles with a speed rush a few times, but his ability to destroy blocks in the run-game is what got him drafted. He was just an angry 250# dude. He won the majority of blocks that didn't have good angles and teams simply wouldn't even run certain plays, bc they knew he'd destroy the guard. That was against teams like bama in 2008 too. That's one of the reasons teams had trouble exploiting our DTs when they were very average. The other thing I'll say about him is that he completely set the tone in practice in early 2008. He was absolutely dominant in drills, but he was also serious AF. People wouldn't take it easy in drills, bc they were scared he'd get pissed and make them go against him. Siler, Bostic, Crowder, Davis etc were all studs, but if I get a Gator MLB for one game, it's Spikes for sure.