BIOGRAPHY: Four-year starter at both inside and outside linebacker. All-Conference selection as a senior after totaling 115/4.5/2.5. Junior totals were 89/7/1.
POSITIVES: Smart, run-defending linebacker who makes most his plays up the field. Explosive filling gaps, flies around the ball and fights to make plays in run defense. Patient, diagnoses the action and quickly locates the ball.
NEGATIVES: Marginal playing speed and skills in coverage. Struggles moving in reverse.
ANALYSIS: A productive linebacker with marginal size/speed numbers, Smith is best suited for the inside of a 3-4 defense.