The 2021 Heisman Trophy winner was only a month ago thought to be a top-5 shoe-in pick. For whatever reason, NFL teams just now decided that he might be too skinny, and Smith started falling a little down the draft board.
The Philadelphia Eagles— a team in dire need of any sort of receivers— saw the slide and just couldn’t help themselves. They traded with their division rival, the Cowboys, to jump up the number 10 overall spot and pick the best football player in the nation when they likely never thought they’d have the chance.
It’s rare that you analyze a player and find no weaknesses, but when you do there’s a decent chance that the dude won a Heisman, Walter Camp, and Biletnikoff to go with a couple of national championships, with a walk-off TD catch in one and a 200+ yard first half in the other. There isn’t a safer bet in this draft if a high end starter at an important position is what you’re looking for.
Go ahead and pass on him because of his size.
He dares you.
Smith will now be catching passes from Jalen Hurts, like he did during his freshman year at Alabama. With Jaylen Waddle going to the Dolphins, both Alabama receivers have now been paired up with their former QBs from college.