From former players like Chad Greenway to ones currently on the team such as Riley Reiff, Minnesota has no problem drafting and signing Hawkeyes.
Asked about the development of Iowa’s players, Spielman said they’re a very well-coached team, and that they do a good job of developing offensive linemen.
“Watching those kids come in at Iowa, and some of those guys get passed up that maybe (are) not five-star recruits,” Spielman said. “And to see what that program does and how they develop talent, they can take a three-star guy and make him into a first, second round pick, just by the coaching they’re getting.”
Spielman also talked about how Iowa’s a good stylistic fit for the NFL. The Hawkeyes run a Pro Style on offense. Spielman doesn’t think that’s the only reason Iowa players get drafted.
“You still have to have the physical traits for this level,” he said.