The 2021 NFL Draft is now just two weeks away. The three-day event is slated to take place from April 29th-May 1st in Cleveland, Ohio. The draft is always a weekend full of new beginnings and hope for the future. This goes for the members of the incoming draft class, NFL teams and fans alike. Among the projected first-round picks in this year’s NFL Draft is wide receiver DeVonta Smith out of Alabama.
The following is a complete DeVonta Smith NFL Draft profile, including stats, highlights and a mock projection.
DeVonta Smith NFL Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Position: Wide Receiver
Weight: 175 lbs
College: Alabama Crimson Tide
DeVonta Smith 2020 Stats
- Receptions: 117
- Receiving Yards: 1856
- Yards per Reception: 15.9
- Touchdowns: 23
DeVonta Smith Highlights
DeVonta Smith Draft Profile
Winning the 2020 Heisman Trophy and bringing home a national championship kind of speaks for itself. DeVonta Smith is uber-talented and a tremendous playmaker. During his time in Tuscaloosa, Smith played a number of different roles for the Tide. He has sure hands and excellent body control, two factors that enable him to excel at making catches in traffic. Smith’s route-running skills are second to none. Even when he can’t necessarily use his physical attributes to create separation, his understanding of routes enables him to get open anyways.
The greatest concern surrounding Smith is his size. Height is not really a huge concern, at 6-1. The 175-pound weight that he pairs with said height is. Smith’s skinny frame stood out in the SEC, and such physical discrepancies will only be further magnified against NFL defenders. His lack of strength makes him vulnerable to press coverages. Smith is also a liability in run blocking.
DeVonta Smith Draft Projection
All 2021 NFL Draft Projections are taken from the latest CBS NFL Mock Draft by Ryan Wilson.
DeVonta Smith is currently projected to be drafted by the New England Patriots at No. 15 overall. He is the third wide receiver selected in this mock draft.
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