Signed by Cowboys Cowboys sign WR Devin Smith

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Analysis
Strengths
Smooth speed merchant with instant gas off the line. Has outstanding body composure and an effortless stride. Electrifying foot quickness. Game-breaking speed with necessary feel of a downfield receiver. Tracks the throw over his shoulder and never breaks stride in the chase. Averaged 28.2 yards per catch and 54.5 percent of his catches were for 25-plus yards in 2014. Used outside and from slot. Must be matched by speed on defense or with safety over the top. Uses shoulder dip from inside release to avoid being redirected by slot corner. Speed creates uncontested targets for him underneath. Can snap off dig routes and open immediately. Good luck giving chase to Smith on a crosser or speed-out in the red zone. Might have been the best gunner in college football.
Weaknesses
Lacks natural, soft hands. Will double catch and corral throws into body. Tries to catch, turn and run before securing the throw. Shows a lack of patience in his routes. Game too heavily reliant upon speed. Must learn to be effective when deep ball is restricted by defense. Thin hips and frame. Play strength is below average. Can be frustrated by physical corners. Gets jostled and distracted when bodied hard down the field. Desire lacking as run blocker. Often taken off field and replaced when Buckeyes wanted to run out of "11" personnel.
Draft Projection
Round 2
NFL Comparison
DeSean Jackson
Bottom Line
Smith isn't just combine-fast, he's game-fast and he would have had more than 12 touchdown catches during the 2014 season if he didn't have to slow down and wait on throws so often. Smith has the feet and hips to become much more than a deep-ball specialist and should be able to step right into a gunner spot on special teams. He still needs to learn his craft and improve his hands, but he has rare speed to score from anywhere on the field.

http://www.nfl.com/draft/2015/profiles/devin-smith?id=2552459

 

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Name: Devin Smith
College: Ohio State Number: 9
Height: 6-0 Weight: 196
Position: WR Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2015
40 Low: 4.27 40 Time: 4.37 40 High: 4.48
Projected Round: 2 Stock:
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High: 2nd Low: 3rd
Rated number 9 out of 351 WR's 46 / 2301 TOTAL
Combine Results
Pro Day Results
Combine Invite:
Yes
Height: 6003
Weight: 196
40 Yrd Dash: 4.42
20 Yrd Dash: 2.59
10 Yrd Dash: 1.56 225 Lb. Bench Reps: 10
Vertical Jump: 39
Broad Jump: 10'02"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.15
3-Cone Drill:
No 3 Cone-Hamstring

Dates: 03/13/15
Height: 6003
Weight: 196
40 Yrd Dash:
20 Yrd Dash:
10 Yrd Dash: 225 Lb. Bench Reps:
Vertical Jump:
Broad Jump:
20 Yrd Shuttle:
3-Cone Drill: 6.83

His speed and agility is comparable to Cooper (he is not the package Cooper is at 6-0-210). He is injury prone on the voodoo doll level.

He played very well with Cordelle Jones at QB for the OSU championship run. Will play physical which is necessary for the slot WR. One profile said:
He’s also a physical ball player and not a diva as he’ll do the dirty work including special team so I would take him in the mid to late first round.
He was a baller at OSU.
 

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Talented speed guy who had never stayed healthy
Well work looking at but one he’s not a slot guy so has little to do with Beasley and he’s not a return guy so little to do with Austin
 

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Analysis
Strengths
Smooth speed merchant with instant gas off the line. Has outstanding body composure and an effortless stride. Electrifying foot quickness. Game-breaking speed with necessary feel of a downfield receiver. Tracks the throw over his shoulder and never breaks stride in the chase. Averaged 28.2 yards per catch and 54.5 percent of his catches were for 25-plus yards in 2014. Used outside and from slot. Must be matched by speed on defense or with safety over the top. Uses shoulder dip from inside release to avoid being redirected by slot corner. Speed creates uncontested targets for him underneath. Can snap off dig routes and open immediately. Good luck giving chase to Smith on a crosser or speed-out in the red zone. Might have been the best gunner in college football.
Weaknesses
Lacks natural, soft hands. Will double catch and corral throws into body. Tries to catch, turn and run before securing the throw. Shows a lack of patience in his routes. Game too heavily reliant upon speed. Must learn to be effective when deep ball is restricted by defense. Thin hips and frame. Play strength is below average. Can be frustrated by physical corners. Gets jostled and distracted when bodied hard down the field. Desire lacking as run blocker. Often taken off field and replaced when Buckeyes wanted to run out of "11" personnel.
Draft Projection
Round 2
NFL Comparison
DeSean Jackson
Bottom Line
Smith isn't just combine-fast, he's game-fast and he would have had more than 12 touchdown catches during the 2014 season if he didn't have to slow down and wait on throws so often. Smith has the feet and hips to become much more than a deep-ball specialist and should be able to step right into a gunner spot on special teams. He still needs to learn his craft and improve his hands, but he has rare speed to score from anywhere on the field.

http://www.nfl.com/draft/2015/profiles/devin-smith?id=2552459


Thanks for the info, looks like a steal IF he can stay healthy.
 

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The New York Jets selected Smith in the second round (37th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. On May 8, 2015, the New York Jets signed Smith to a four-year, $5.87 million contract with $3.23 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of 2.53 million.

On November 29, 2015, Smith caught his first career touchdown against the Miami Dolphins. On December 12, 2015, Smith suffered a knee injury and had to leave the Week 14 matchup against the Tennessee Titans. Two days later, it was revealed that he had suffered a torn ACL, bringing his rookie season to a premature end In 10 games of his rookie season in 2015, Smith had 115 receiving yards and a touchdown. On December 18, Smith was placed on injured reserve.

Smith started the 2016 season on PUP to rehabilitate his right knee suffered the previous season. He was activated off PUP to the active roster on November 9, 2016 prior to Week 10. Smith was limited to four games in 2016, recording only one reception for 20 yards.

On April 29, 2017, as the third day the 2017 NFL Draft was in progress, it was revealed that Smith had suffered another torn ACL to the same knee. This was his second torn ACL of his professional career, and he would miss the entire 2017 season. On May 22, 2017, the Jets waived/injured Smith and placed him on injured reserve.

On July 16, 2018, Smith was waived by the Jets.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devin_Smith_(American_football)

That's a fairly high pick. If we are going to churn the roster and bottom feed, it might as well be with guys who have a little pedigree.
 

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Awesome
I wanted to sign him after his injury release last year
Yep, always wanted this guy in a Dallas uni. Felt the same when he was released and I knew it would take him a year to get right, so kudos to Will Mc for this move even if it doesn't work out.

Zeke had to make a call for help to get them SS out the box.
 
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