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Michael Smith

Michael Smith - #20 - RB

Height: 5-8 5/8
Weight: 206
Speed: 4.32
Arm: 29 1/2
Hand: 9 1/2
Wingspan: 71 1/8
Birthdate: 08/09/1988
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Grade: 5.25

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/30/2012 Utah State Pro Day 5-8 1/2 207 9 1/2 29 3/8 70 1/2 4.33 23 10'6" 40 1/2
03/08/2012 Utah State Pro Day 5-8 1/2 207 9 1/2 29 3/8 70 1/2 4.33 23 10'6"
01/30/2012 Players Classic 5-8 1/8 207 9 1/2 29 1/2 71 1/8
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 5-8 5/8 206 4.32

 

Notes:

Also played linebacker and lettered in track (four times) as an Arizona prep. Spent the fall of 2006 at Pima Community College in Tucson but did not play football. Attended Eastern Arizona Junior College, rushing for 820 yards in ’07 and 1,002 yards to earn all-conference honors in ’08. Enrolled at Utah State in January of ’09 and participated in spring practice before playing in all 12 games (six starts) in the fall. Carried the ball 46 times for 290 yards (6.3-yard average) and four touchdowns. Contributed as a receiver, grabbing 19 passes for 220 yards (11.6-yard average) and two touchdowns while returning five kickoffs for 109 yards (21.8-yard average). In ’10, he recorded 24-153-2 (6.4) rushing and 3-23-0 (7.7) receiving in three games (two starts). Injured his right big toe in the season’s third game and missed the rest of the season, taking a medical redshirt. Changed from jersey No. 34 to jersey No. 20 for the ’11 season. Saw action in all 13 games, making five starts as the second running back, and posted 114-870-9 (7.6) rushing and 16-181-2 (11.3) receiving. Fumbled four times in 212 career touches, gaining 7.1 yards per carry. Was named MVP of both the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl and the Players All-Star Classic.

Positives:

Well-proportioned build with good definition and bulk for his size. Strong through his core. Rare timed speed. Energetic feet. Keeps his legs pumping through contact. Steps out of ankle tackles. Good short-area quickness. Catches naturally — has soft hands to extend and pluck outside his frame. Productive in relatively limited opportunity. Excelled in postseason competition.

Negatives:

Lacks ideal height. Builds to top speed and does not play to stopwatch time. Can do a better job lowering his pads through the hole. Gears down to cut. Average wiggle in space. Cannot string moves together. Limited return/special-teams experience.

Summary:

Compactly built, fast, competitive, junior-college product who complemented Robert Turbin and has measurables, production and tape that project well to the pros. An I-back with receiving skills that will appeal to teams such as the Jets, Ravens and Giants. 


Michael Smith'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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