- Apr 11, 2020
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There is a lot of talk about his weight and strength, but I fail to ever see it be a detriment on tape. He was often matched up against future 1st/2rd round corners in the SEC and they couldn't stop him. With all the talk about his weight you'd think we'd find some evidence of it being a hindrance in those matchups.There's a bunch of physical man coverage in there. The play at *1:00* is phenomenal, thats an INT 99% of the time even for NFL WRs.*4:31*, I mean thats just silly. Smith already plays the position like a 4 year NFL vet... His only perceived con is his weight, and Im not about to dismiss that type of greatness because he's 10 pounds lighter than I'd like.
I'm aware of the is a big gap between the NFL and the SEC. I don't like drafting outliers. Who wouldn't prefer a prototype with such a high pick? But I like great players, and that is what I saw from Devanta all last season.
And on the play u referenced there is a second DB closing in on him as he runs the comeback. Smith is great at catching w his hands, but u notice he beats him to the ball and body catches that one so the defender can't knock it out of his grasp. You can just tell the guy is a student of the game. That's why he outplays physically superior players.