Devin Smith

Devin Smith

Position WR School Ohio State
Height 6' 1" Weight 197 lbs
Class Senior Number 9
All-Star --- 40 Time ---


As evidenced by his 17.9 yards per reception during his college career, Smith is more than capable of taking the top off opposing defenses. He posted career highs in receptions (44), receiving yards (660), and touchdowns (8) in 2013, and returns for his senior season as the undisputed leader of the Buckeyes receiving corps. While he struggles with physical press coverage, Smith has ample foot quickness to beat the jam. He shows lateral explosiveness and the ability to separate with sharp-breaking routes, but will need to refine his route running overall if he is to replace Corey Brown as the team’s go-to receiver on third downs. For all his physical talent, Smith’s overall inconsistency catching the football can be maddening. He has a tendency to allow passes to get into his body, and has dropped his share of would-be home runs during his time in Columbus. Smith has good size and game-breaking speed, but must become a more consistent, more complete receiver if he is to be considered among the top-tier pass catchers in next year’s draft class. -Jeremy Hyde, 5/15