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PLAYERS
Jimmy Smith
Round 1, Pick 27
Position: CB
Class:  5Sr
School: Colorado
Conference: Big 12
HT: 6-2.5
WT: 211
40 Time: 4.50
Biography: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors the last two-years. Totals last year included 70 tackles with five passes broken up. Junior numbers included 70/2/10.

Positives: "Physically impressive defensive back who flashes the ability to shut down opponents. Instinctive, diagnoses the action, and does not back down from a challenge. Quick flipping his hips in transition, physical throughout the route, and fights hard to defend throws. Out-muscles opponents and beats them to defend the pass. Solid athlete that gets vertical and contorts in midair to defend passes. Defeats blocks and fast up the field defending running plays or screens passes."

Negatives: Stiff and slow pedaling in reverse. Does not display the ability to quickly drive to the ball out of his plant. Has several off the field/character concerns which has raised numerous red-flags.

Analysis: Smith comes off two productive seasons on the college level and is an athletic prospect with good upside. He offers starting potential at the next level but must improve his overall fundamentals and mature as a person before he'll break into a starting lineup. Would be best in a bump-and-run type system.

Projection: 1
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