Biography: Four year starter previously named 2007 Sun Belt Player of the Year. Senior totals included 57.3%/1915/14/5 when he started just seven games after missing time with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder. Junior numbers included 55%/3224/24/14 after career totals of 58.6%/3688/32/9 as a sophomore.
Positives: Poised signal caller always in control of the situation. Patient in the pocket, scans the field and goes through receiver progressions. Displays excellent sense and awareness, knows where pass catchers are on the field and accurately delivers passes. Remains calm as the pocket collapses around him and does not force the ball into coverage. Buys time for receivers, displays the ability to get outside the tackle and immediately identifies the open wipeout. Throws with good pass placement, putting the ball were only his receivers can make the reception.
Negatives: Has an elongated motion and looks like he's throwing a heavy ball. Really lacks top arm strength and cannot drive the deep passes. Struggles throwing on the run.
Analysis: Smith is an accurate, timing passer best in underneath coverage. He's a solid developmental prospect that could make a squad at the next level as a third quarterback in a west coast offense.
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