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Cam Smith
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What Are Cam Smith’s 4 Best NFL Team Fits?

  • Ryan Fowler
  • April 19, 2023
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An alpha on the perimeter that’ll take your lunch money and let you know about it, there are not many more players I’ve enjoyed studying this year than South Carolina’s Cam Smith. He’s a perimeter stalwart whose fluidity in coverage complements his nastiness when asked to work downhill in the run game. Here are a few of my favorite fits for Cam Smith in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Jacksonville Jaguars

In a Jaguars defense flooded with young talent, aligning Smith opposite Tyson Campbell could raise the performance ceiling of the defense. Additions were made to bolster the front seven last spring, but the NFL is a pass-happy league and I want athletes that can play both man and zone without a hiccup.

Baltimore Ravens

Smith just fits the Baltimore type of aura, doesn’t he, as a gritty, in-your-face type of ballplayer? Brandon Stephens is slated to start opposite Marlon Humphrey this fall, and I’d like an upgrade if I’m Eric DeCosta. Smith can reroute a receiver inside the contact window, carry a guy 30 yards up the boundary, and knock a guy like Nick Chubb off his feet in the ground game. Sign me up.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Smith would provide fresh legs to a unit that by no means is stagnant, but could use an elite talent to challenge for a large number of snaps. Both the Panthers and Falcons are planning to start young QBs this fall, and Smith is the type of corner that makes life miserable for signal-callers.

Indianapolis Colts

Stephon Gilmore is now a Dallas Cowboy, leaving Isaiah Rodgers and Dallis Flowers as the starting outside CBs. More talent is needed, bottom line, and while they’re lucky to be in a division that likes to run the football, more talent at QB is on the way. Smith would immediately become the most talented cover man on the roster and a player to build around within a secondary headlined currently by nickel man Kenny Moore II.