BIO: Four-year starter awarded varying degrees of All-Conference honors since his freshman campaign. Senior passing totals included 59.4%/2,304/13/9. Also led the team in rushing last season with 229/1,301/16. Posted career-best passing totals of 2,333 yards and 15 touchdowns as a freshman.
POSITIVES: Outstanding athlete who is best running the football. Big-armed, threads the needle or drives passes downfield. Eludes the rush and loses nothing throwing on the move. Patient and buys as much time as possible for receivers. Displays vision running the ball, waits for blocks to develop, then explodes through the hole. Will pick and choose his spots, finds the running lanes and displays skill in the open field.
NEGATIVES: Indecisive passer who consistently has receivers waiting on throws. Puts the ball up for grabs. Stares down targets from the get-go.
ANALYSIS: Possessing top size/speed numbers as well as ball-carrying instincts, Smith is a developmental prospect at running back and possibly a return specialist.