Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Draft Profile: Arkansas DE Chris Smith

Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Draft Profile: Arkansas DE Chris Smith
April 8, 2014, 2:00 pm
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Chris Smith (DE), Arkansas

6'1" | 266 lbs.

2013 stats:

36 tackles, 11.5 TFL, 8.5 sacks

Selection:

5th Round, 159th pick (Jacksonville Jaguars)

What scouts are saying:

"Very good take-off, burst and closing speed — wins with quickness and effort. Plays hard with good urgency and runs to the ball. Good finishing speed and hustle in backside pursuit. Gradually improving strength. Likeable personality with natural leadership traits." (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)

"Thickly-built pass-rusher with enough burst, lateral agility and underrated strength to harass opposing quarterbacks off the edge or when used as a stand-up rusher up the middle. Versatile defender who lined up as a LDE, RDE and even as a traditional outside linebacker for the Razorbacks. Flashes a quick burst off the snap to cross the face of offensive tackles, as well as an effective spin move back inside to counter his exterior speed rush." (Rob Rang, CBSSports.com)

"In 2013, Smith recorded 36 tackles with 11.5 tackles for a loss and 8.5 sacks. Smith showed his edge-rush ability at the Senior Bowl, but he should move to outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense in the NFL. Smith had a nice Combine performance and would be ranked higher if he were taller." (WalterFootball.com)

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