Jimmy Smith Scouting Report
|Height & Weight:||6'2 - 210 lbs.|
2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
Heading into 2010 Smith picked up where he left off and is on the watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award (given to the nation's top defensive back). Once again Smith is not putting up eye popping numbers, but most of the competition tries to stay away from him. Since he has his wide receiver blanketed most of the time anyway, it becomes very tough to throw to his side of the field.
Smith's speed is going to impress a lot of people at the NFL Combine. This is a player who can run a 4.4 40 on a good day. That is great speed for anybody, but having a corner who is 6-2 that can run that fast is special. That may push Smith to the edge of the first round, but at worst he is a second round talent.
2/10 Update: Smith finished up his senior season with more All-Conference accolades and headed into the pre-draft workouts with his stock going up. There is little doubt that he has the pure skills to be a first round selection, but sitting out game situations during the Senior Bowl has soured some on him. However, Smith should have a nice showing at the NFL Combine and he will again be considered a stable first round prospect.
4/6 Update: Smith ran as well as most expected at the NFL combine and that is keeping him hovering right between the first and second round. On many draft boards he will be right behind Prince Amukamara and Patrick Peterson in the cornerback pecking order. That should be enough for Smith to hear his name called on the opening night of the draft, but there are certainly other corners who are not far behind Smith.