Biography: Junior college transfer who started four games last season and posted career rushing numbers of 114 carries/807 yards/9 TDs while adding 16 receptions/181 yards/2 TDs. Junior rushing totals included 153 yards with two scores.
Positives: Quick, explosive ball carrier with a developing game. Moves well in every direction of the field, easily cuts back against the grain and loses little momentum changing direction. Sidesteps defenders and strings together several moves over the course of a single run. Shows a burst through the hole, immediately gets to top speed and beats defenders into the open field. Squeezes through the small openings of the offensive line. Waits for blocks develop and effectively follows them. Possesses the speed and agility necessary to turn the corner.
Negatives: Easily knocked off balance or brought down at the point of attack. Marginal strength in his running. Average receiver out of the backfield.
Analysis: Smith possesses the size/speed numbers and athleticism to be a rotational back at the next level. He possesses a large upside yet must continue to polish his game.
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