NFL Draft > 2012 Prospects > SS > Harrison Smith
Harrison Smith Scouting Report
|School:||Notre Dame Fighting Irish|
|Height & Weight:||6'2 - 214 lbs.|
|Draft Prediction:||First Round|
2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Harrison Smith, SS, Notre Dame
Notre Dame Fighting Irish strong safety Harrison Smith is a thick, muscular built safety with adequate height and speed. Smith is playing his best when he's playing downhill toward the line of scrimmage. He does not have the athleticism to compete at free safety, but he's the prototypical eighth man in the box who can play like an extra linebacker.
Smith has previous experience as a linebacker. This gives him the good, instinctive feel to make reads along the line. He isn't very fluid when backing up in open space, but his football IQ carries him. Not particularly quick, but plays and reacts faster than the average player.
Above average talent playing off-man coverage. He has enough range to cover the deep half and plays better as a support player rather than someone who will make a lot of big plays. Smith is a sound tackler who looks to wrap up and drive through the ball carrier. Keeps his feet moving, focuses on the hips and aggressively makes contact.
Smith is one of the better safety prospects in this class.
Last Updated 2012-04-28T12:52-06:00 by Matt De Lima