DeVonta Smith

WR, Alabama

  • Conf SEC - West
  • Jersey #6
  • Class Junior
  • HT 6'1"
  • DOB 11/14/1998
  • WT 175 lbs




    PROS - Descriptors that come to mind include polished, smooth and sudden. Smith shows some craftiness in releasing vs. tight pressure at the line of scrimmage and effectively creates clean breaks for himself. Thrived in a lot of quick game concepts, beating coverage inside and accelerating to create separation. Has effective skills tracking the football and sustaining his pace -- timing himself to meet the football and take it in stride. He's at his best when he can track the ball moving away from his passer and run underneath of it.

    CONS - Frame and play strength is going to be a big restrictor at the next level -- I wouldn't want to compromise his quickness and explosiveness by trying to add weight to his frame. There's no need to take him away from his strengths -- although he will need to continue to keep his head on a swivel working into the middle of the field, he's not built to take a ton of hits or punishment. Is he a true hands catcher? Thought when he was square to the passer there were some reps in which he didn't trust himself to extend and greet the nose of the ball.

    Updated: 08/18/2019