Move Jaylon Smith to Strong Safety?

Discussion in 'Roster Zone' started by Cl4p4th3pr0c3ss, Feb 3, 2020.

  1. Cl4p4th3pr0c3ss

    Cl4p4th3pr0c3ss Active Member

    217 Messages
    80 Likes Received
    He was a strong safety at Notre Dame until he was a senior if I remember correctly, maybe with the scheme change he might benefit from being put into a hybrid safety/linebacker role.
     
  2. bornafan1981

    bornafan1981 Active Member

    172 Messages
    159 Likes Received
    Jaylon came in as the #1 OLB in the country. He was then moved to MLB.

    Your thinking of Harrison Smith who bounced between LB & S. Hes the 5x pro bowl safety for the Vikings.
     
    beware_d-ware and darthseinfeld like this.
  3. Cl4p4th3pr0c3ss

    Cl4p4th3pr0c3ss Active Member

    217 Messages
    80 Likes Received
    Yeah I looked him up online and he has played LB since high school. I still think he could be legendary at safety. He is athletic enough.
     
  4. John813

    John813 Well-Known Member

    13,346 Messages
    16,928 Likes Received
    I wouldn't trust him in open space.
     
    CF74, charron and eternaljester81 like this.
  5. Cl4p4th3pr0c3ss

    Cl4p4th3pr0c3ss Active Member

    217 Messages
    80 Likes Received
    I would trust him to eventually hit someone so hard they would have to bust out the smelling salts...he might get beat some too...but dude is 6-2 245...
     
  6. John813

    John813 Well-Known Member

    13,346 Messages
    16,928 Likes Received
    I mean lateral movement for him will always be a concern for me. He is a straight line missile, but so was JJ Wilcox.
    He has had some whiffs in open space and I feel having him be the last line of defense with open space on either side wouldn't be the best option.
     
    roughneck266 and LACowboysFan1 like this.
  7. nightrain

    nightrain Since 1971

    6,334 Messages
    10,540 Likes Received
    I don't like him at MLB. He does not play with much physicality in traffic at the point of attack. Unfortunately, he is a liability on coverage as well. WILL is probably his best spot.
     
  8. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

    23,340 Messages
    9,680 Likes Received
    He's a terrible athlete unless he's running in a straight line.
     
  9. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

    15,513 Messages
    9,252 Likes Received
    Or maybe just keep him at WILL. He started off the yr hot, then Vander Esch got hurt and Jaylon was moved to MIKE
     
  10. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

    15,513 Messages
    9,252 Likes Received
    He is one of the best cover Lbers in the NFL. How can he be this horrible athlete if he can cover good?
     
  11. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

    23,340 Messages
    9,680 Likes Received
    Lol no he's not.
     
  12. da_boyz_mk

    da_boyz_mk How 'Bout Dem Cowboys

    3,317 Messages
    1,734 Likes Received
    Should we move Zack Martin to WR? I mean I’ve seen him catching passes in pregame warmups.
     
    chasecooley5308 and starman22 like this.
  13. atlantacowboy

    atlantacowboy Zone Supporter

    9,244 Messages
    12,486 Likes Received
    I think he's better on the outside closing in. He looks lost in the middle.
     
    kskboys and nightrain like this.
  14. kskboys

    kskboys Well-Known Member

    18,208 Messages
    20,410 Likes Received
    I still don't comprehend why we put him in the middle to begin w/.
     
    atlantacowboy likes this.
  15. kskboys

    kskboys Well-Known Member

    18,208 Messages
    20,410 Likes Received
    If he can't cut, and it doesn't appear as if he can, he can't cover anywhere near well enough to play SS.
     
  16. charron

    charron Well-Known Member

    5,475 Messages
    5,846 Likes Received
    Smith needs a straight line target. He'd get killed at safety. Now I give him props for twice defending the end zone vs a TE, but the wr put a little move on him and he couldn't hang. he needs to work on hands and strength and just stay at MLB or Will in 3 man sets if we get a bigger MLB.
     
    kskboys likes this.
  17. cowboyschmps3

    cowboyschmps3 Well-Known Member

    4,826 Messages
    1,314 Likes Received
  18. Arkyvarminter

    Arkyvarminter Well-Known Member

    2,197 Messages
    1,419 Likes Received
    Not a good idea...
     
  19. LACowboysFan1

    LACowboysFan1 Well-Known Member

    4,439 Messages
    2,763 Likes Received
    o_O
     
  20. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

    31,404 Messages
    21,631 Likes Received

Share This Page