BIOGRAPHY: Junior-college transfer who became a first-team player last season and posted 34/5/1. Junior-year totals included 22/4/2.
POSITIVES: Explosive interior defensive lineman who plays with great quickness. Fires off the snap, plays with good pad level, and keeps his feet driving up the field. Gets leverage on opponents, clogs the middle of the line, and nicely redirects to the action. Flashes power and works to make positive plays.
NEGATIVES: Engulfed by larger opponents and controlled at the point. Possesses just a short-area burst of speed.
ANALYSIS: Smith made major strides the past two seasons and offers a degree of upside in a system that rotates defensive linemen. He must start to give consistent effort on the field and dedicate himself to conditioning off the field if he wants a career in the NFL.