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Brad Smelley

Brad Smelley - #17 - TE-HB

Height: 6-2 1/8
Weight: 229
Speed: 4.86
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Wingspan:
Birthdate: 04/20/1989
Hometown: ,
Grade: 4.75

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/29/2012 Alabama Pro Day 6-2 236 9 3/4 31 1/2 77 1/2
03/07/2012 Alabama Pro Day 6-2 237 9 3/4 31 1/2 77 1/2 4.80 13 9'4" 30 4.44 12.22 7.15
01/23/2012 Senior Bowl 6-1 7/8 233 9 5/8 32 1/8 77 1/8
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-2 1/8 229 4.86

 

Notes:

Played multiple positions as an Alabama prep, including throwing for more than 3,000 yards and also 33 touchdowns as a senior quarterback. Also participated in basketball and baseball. Was scheduled to redshirt in 2008 but played in seven of the last eight games, grabbing seven passes for 98 yards (14.0-yard average) and zero touchdowns. Appeared in all 13 games in ’09 as a reserve and special-teams player, catching 7-50-0 (7.1). Made two starts — against Virginia Tech at H-back and vs. LSU at tight end. Spent the ’10 season as a backup and on special teams, receiving 6-55-0 (9.2) in 13 games. Was the starter at H-back in ’11, making 10-of-13 starts and grabbing 34-356-4 (10.5).

Positives:

Versatile — lined up everywhere and was put in motion. Competitive blocker and can be used on the move. Likes to play and it shows — plays with urgency. Fluid linear movement. Secures what he gets his hands on. Reliable short receiver/safety valve. Catches and turns upfield. Personal protector on the punt team. Generally plays with awareness. 

Negatives:

Does not look the part. Needs to get stronger. Does not play with pop or power in his hands. Lacks bulk/finishing strength to win point-of-attack collisions. Overmatched vs. strong defensive ends. Tends to bend at the waist and miss blocks. Average athletic ability. Can be knocked off routes.

Summary:

Dependable, versatile, H-back/thud-and-steer, move blocker who elevated his profile by snagging a team-best seven catches in the BCS championship victory over LSU and earning a Senior Bowl invite. Will have to get by on savvy, competitiveness and effort to compensate for average athletic traits and strength deficiency.  


Brad Smelley's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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