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Sean Smith - S Utah, Junior

Height: 6'4" DOB: 07/14/1987
Weight: 214lbs Age: 27

Pick #61

Arm Hand 40 Yard 10 Yard Bench Press Vert Jump Broad Jump 3 Cone Short Shuttle Long Shuttle Wonderlic KEI
34 5/8" 9 7/8" 4.53s N/A 10 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 25 N/A

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Size Run Stopping
Speed Pass Rush/Blitz
Strength Pass Coverage
Athleticism Technique

Scouting Report
Smith casts a pretty imposing shadow from the defensive secondary. He's tall with long arms and legs and is a long strider, able to get to top speed in a hurry. He's been primarily a cornerback in college but his build and skill set seems to better matchup with FS in the NFL. He's not the most agile guy and looks a little stiff at times, but he plays hard, with supreme aggression and intensity, which will lend itself to a move to safety. He's an interesting study because he's able to keep his hips low in the backpedal, he does well reading the quarterback, and has good balls skills. However, he doesn't turn very well, and doesn't have elite catchup speed, so he has parts of a good CB and parts of a good S without being a finished product at either. His measurables will probably push him to safety.

Draft Status
Mark it down, Smith will be drafted earlier than his level of development or play deserves. Not his fault at all, but some team is going to look at that height, those long arms, and his stat line and think they can turn him into the next great FS/CB. At this point many have him as the top safety in this draft class, and I suppose he could be, but I didn't see what I needed to see from him on the field to warrant a first round pick. At this point, he's the best of a mediocre group and that will get him a first round grade. Philly needs a safety, as does Pittsburgh, so look for a team in the bottom 8-10 picks to take a shot on him.

Final analysis
Coming soon…

Reminds me of: No one really
6'4" defensive backs are pretty uncommon in the NFL. He certainly passes the eyeball test of a ball hawking FS, but I'm just not sure if he's a good enough football player to be consistent in coverage, nor if he's stout enough to get his nose dirty in the run game. He's a high motor player and plays with great intensity, but I am not sure if that's enough to make him a great football player.

Red Flags: None

Scouting Report written by Curtis Popejoy

Career Statistics

Year Games Tackles PD Int Yards
2006 13 2 - -
2007 13 32 7 4
2008 13 45 9 5
Stats from cfbstats.com

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