BIO: Three-year starter and first team all-conference selection as a junior. Used at both left and right guard last season.
POSITIVES: Nice-sized, athletic guard that excels in pass protection. Plays with knee bend, works to stay low and keeps opponents in front of him. Immediately sets up in pass protection, anchors at the point and attacks assignments. Stays square, jolts opponents with good punch and can slide in a small area. Intelligent, picks up stunts or twists and works well with linemates.
NEGATIVES: Lacks a dominant base and does not finish run blocks.
ANALYSIS: A tough and hard-working lineman, Smiley has shown steady improvement in his game. Can be a quality guard in the right system at the next level but must physically mature, improve his playing strength and run blocking skills. Combine workout moved him up draft boards.