Jaguars sign third-round DT Smith

Posted July 22, 2010 @ 11:33 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Jaguars announced Thursday that they have agreed to terms with 2010 third-round draft pick DT D'Anthony Smith. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 6-5, 298 pound Louisiana Tech product was the 74th player selected overall. Smith started 44-of-49 games, finishing his career with 12½ sacks and 23½ tackles for loss. He was a two-time first-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection.

In PFW's 2010 Draft Preview, personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki wrote that Smith "flattens and pursues quickly down the line" but "lacks anchor strength — blown off the ball by double-teams."

Smith is expected to contribute right away for the Jaguars as part of their rebuilt front four. He will rotate time with starters DT Terrance Knighton and first-rounder DT Tyson Alualu.

 

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