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Jason Smith - OT Baylor, Senior

Height: 6'5" DOB: 04/30/1986
Weight: 309lbs Age: 29

Pick #2

Arm Hand 40 Yard 10 Yard Bench Press Vert Jump Broad Jump 3 Cone Short Shuttle Long Shuttle Wonderlic KEI
33 3/4" 9 3/4" 5.22s N/A 33 N/A N/A 7.53s N/A N/A 23 N/A

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Size Run Blocking
Speed Pass Blocking
Strength Nasty Streak
Athleticism Assignments

Scouting Report
It's taken me awhile, but I've come around to the idea that Smith is the best tackle prospect in this draft, and it's because he's so different than players like Michael Oher and Andre' Smith. The future of offensive tackles, in a league that is throwing more and more is the super athletic left tackle, who is rarely out of position, has picture perfect footwork, never misses a blocking assignment, and it able to use their hands and leverage to keep defenders off their quarterback. That's Jason Smith in a nutshell. As I watch Smith I can see that he's a smart kid, works hard on his body and his game, and shows far more potential than any other tackle in the draft. His athleticism is best showcased I think, in his ability to pull and get out and to the second level. Now don't get me wrong, Smith played in a funky offense, that didn't call on him to do a ton of down run blocking, so that's something we have yet to see out of him, and his lack of bulk does get him caught on his heels at times against much bigger stronger players, but for the most part, he can use a quick strong first punch, to slow them down, and then his technique sets in, and he just keeps them at bay.

Draft Status
Smith has to be a top 5 pick at this point, replacing guys like Oher and Smith. He's the most natural and fluid LT prospect, and his elite athleticism is something we don't see a lot in the draft. If I were Detroit, I'd give him a long look at No. 1, but I can't see him making it past St. Louis at 2, but if he does, Seattle scoops him up at 4.

Final analysis
Coming soon…

Reminds me of: Ryan Clady
From the start of last year, I said Clady was the best OT in the country, and once he was drafted, he really showed it. Not the biggest and strongest guy in the draft, but just so technically sound, and so athletic, he was all but impossible to get past. Smith is that type of player.

Red Flags: None

Scouting Report written by Curtis Popejoy

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