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NFL Draft '99
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Derek Smith | OT | Virginia Tech | Big East
Selected by Denver Broncos in round 5, pick 32 (#165 overall)
Ht Wt 40 BP SS LS VJ BJ Grade
6'5" 311 5.52 20 - - 30.5 - 5.64
Derek Smith
Peter J. Taylor/Allsport
He is a two year starter that is fairly raw and seems to have an upside by most NFL teams. He has excellent size, a long wingspan and adequate feet and overall movement. He is not a real quick guy, but he does a nice job of mirror and stays on his feet pretty well. Where he struggles is in space and he will have some problems with a speedy edge rusher, especially at LOT. If he can get his hands on you, he is fairly effective. While he is not an exciting player, he is a pretty solid guy that has only two years of experience and may have potential that is yet to be tapped.

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