STRENGTHS - He has above average overall athletic ability and flexibility to consider as a center at the NFL level. He is a tall prospect. He has outstanding career durability after switching from the defensive line three years ago. He is a high motor player who gives a maximum effort at all times. Smith is a very smart player who uses his smarts to help him, and he is a very steady performer. He doesn't appear to have any issues with the shotgun snap.
WEAKNESSES - He has only average size with limited growth potential to develop for the position at the next level. He has thinner shoulder and hips than a lot of other centers. He struggles with his body control and balance on the move and ends-up on the ground way too much for a good player. He has only average foot quickness in attempting to get to the second level. He struggles to adjust and recover against a moving target in pass protection or at the second level. He doesn't anchor well and is very susceptible to the bull rush. He is not a player that can move to guard and there is no position versatility.
SUMMARY - He has only average size with limited growth potential to further develop as an interior lineman prospect for the NFL level. He is an average overall athlete with average foot quickness and average body control on the move in his play. He is a smart, fiery competitor who lacks dominant physical or athletic traits. He ends up on the ground way too much on pulls and at the second level to be a great prospect. In pass protection, he struggles against the bull rush because of a lack of lower body strength. He also struggles to slide and recover against speed and quickness, and would be best suited to play along an elite guard. He has shown he can handle calling out the line assignments and he is a smart player. Overall, he warrants late round draft consideration by a team looking for a back-up with the potential to develop into a quality backup guard/center.