- BProjectionRound 4
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Strong Points: Plays in a pro-style offense. Very good tight end size. Very good athlete with speed, change of direction and body control. Very good blocker -- whether in space or at the line of scrimmage. Sure-handed with a large receiving radius. Competes for the ball in traffic. Good runner after the catch. Strong and explosive for the position.
Weak Points: Poor combine, failing to meet expectations with his workout. Must add more bulk for the "Y."
The Way We See It: Coming from Stanford, Smith, an underclassman, played in an NFL-style offense, so he will be ready to play right away. In that offense he has played in tight, on the wing or split out. Gets off the ball quickly, runs good routes and can get in and out of cuts. Knows how to use his size, post up and win the jump balls. Strong after the catch and, though not elusive, he is powerful. Overall, Stanford tight ends usually become good NFL tight ends. Smith has the versatility to play as a "Y" or a "move," but he will need to run again at the Stanford pro day to try and improve his time after his grade took a hit following the combine.