in

Weight Revealed For Top Wide Receiver Prospect DeVonta Smith

DeVonta Smith is clearly one of the best prospects in this year’s draft. The 2020 Heisman Trophy winner from Alabama is projected to be a top-15 pick — as long as his weight doesn’t hold him back.

Really, the weight is the only real knock on Smith. There have been questions about it throughout his career, and those concerns have been magnified since the draft process got underway. Now we officially have those numbers.

According to Albert Breer with SI.com, Smith weighed in at 166 pounds at the Indianapolis medical combine earlier this month. On a 6-foot frame, that’s awfully light — but not unexpected.

Look, Smith has every trait you could want in a true No. 1 receiver. Despite his limited size, he plays much bigger. He also runs great routes, has reliable hands and is an excellent blocker.

Smith also has a great feel for the nuances of the receiver position. The mental side is tough, which is why the Alabama coaching staff allowed Smith to play some cornerback.

Still, Joe Schad, who covers the Dolphins for the Palm Beach Post, makes an excellent point. People can acknowledge that size may impede his success at the next level without being a “hater.”

Regardless of size, Smith shouldn’t drop below No. 20, and it would be really surprising to see him make it past No. 15 overall.

Follow Clint Lamb on Twitter @ClintRLamb.

Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

3 Comments

Leave a Reply
  1. A lot of this guys were also shorter. 6 foot isn’t super tall, but combine his speed (I think a touch slower than Jackson), his route running (better than Jackson), and I think he has good to great career.

Leave a Reply

to comment on this post. Not a VIP? Signup Here