Alex Smith TE, Stanford War Room analysis Strengths: Runs smart routes. Gets clean releases and sets up defenders in man coverage. Knows how to come back to the quarterback. Excels at catching the ball on the run. Makes big plays after the catch. Can catch balls over his shoulder. Also is a strong blocker. Weaknesses: Lacks great speed and explosiveness. Doesn’t get vertical or create mismatches over the middle. Could get stronger; isn’t overpowering. Must improve his blocking technique. Could use more of a mean streak to help sustain blocks. Bottom line: Smith has the athletic ability and receiving skills of a top-flight tight end, but his lack of elite strength and speed limit him. He should be a mid-Day 1 selection. Dan Pompei analysis Somewhat athletic and can catch pretty well. Doesn't have great speed but has a knack for getting open. Position blocker. Needs to improve consistency.