SU's Marquis Spruill drafted by Atlanta Falcons

Published 05/10 2014 03:38PM

Updated 05/10 2014 03:47PM

Marquis Spruill
Marquis Spruill/Syracuse University
New York (WSYR-TV) - With the 28th pick in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons selected Syracuse University linebacker Marquis Spruill on Saturday.

Spruill ran the 40-yard dash in 4.59 seconds on both attempts at at Syracuse's pro day.

He ranks second in program history with 41 tackles for a loss.

Spruill is the second SU player to be drafted this year.  SU defensive tackle Jay Bromley was drafted by the Giants on Friday.

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