BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors last season after posting 60.1%/5065/47/19. Junior-year totals included 2727 passing yards after 2847 as a sophomore.
POSITIVES: Intelligent, tough quarterback who is a quick-thinker on his feet. Poised in the pocket, displays outstanding field awareness, and nicely controls the offense. Immediately locates the open wideout on the field, hits straight receivers in stride between the numbers, and challenges defenses in the vertical game. Remains poised as the pocket collapses around him. Not afraid to take the ball up the field and pick up yardage with his legs. Above-average deep arm and does not lose much throwing on the run.
NEGATIVES: Not averse to tossing the ball into coverage. Lacks top pass placement and marginally accurate downfield.
ANALYSIS: A fiery, competitive signal-caller who's done an outstanding job on the college level, Smith has the leadership skills and savvy necessary to play in the NFL. He will be given consideration as a backup in a west coast/timing offense.