Biography: Junior college transfer awarded All-American honors as a punt returner last season. Receiving totals included 25/383/3 in four starts. Led the nation averaging 19.1 yards on 30 returns with two more scores and also averaged 24.7 yards on 22 kick returns. Junior totals included 13/100 as a receiver with an average of 9.5 yards on 13 punt returns.
Positives: "Adequate college receiver who will be brought into an NFL camp based on his return skills. Solid route runner who quickly gets out of breaks, stays low on exit, and nicely adjusts to the errant throw. Effectively makes the reception in stride and goes over the middle for the tough catch. Gives effort blocking downfield. Displays some elusiveness and burst returning punts."
Negatives: Not quick releasing off the line at receiver. Possesses just one speed and cannot run to daylight or beat defenders into the open field.
Analysis: Smithson is a big receiver who provided major impact returning punts at Utah last season. He's nothing more than a fifth receiver at the next level but will make a roster if he continues to produce returning punts.
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