Jimmy Smith scouting report

Jimmy Smith CB Colorado
Ht: 6’2″

Wt: 205

Elite size. A very physical cornerback who uses his size to his advantage. Won’t back down from getting physical with bigger receivers. Shows good fundamentals in both zone and man coverage. Rarely caught out of position. Excels in run support. Reliable wrap-up tackler.
Multiple arrests for underage drinking. Failed a drug test in 2007. Speed is his biggest question mark on the field. Often lined up against bigger receivers, leaving the faster guys to teammate Jalil Brown. Does he have the athleticism to play man coverage with the NFL’s elite? Overaggressive both in coverage and in run support. Needs to be more patient and develop better instincts. Suffered a concussion in 2010.
Smith has the potential to be an elite cornerback but there are definitely concerns about his speed and athleticism. However, he should still be a high pick because his skill set would translate easily to free safety if it doesn’t work out at cornerback. His size allows him to be a versatile prospect, which should ease the mind of anyone hesitating to give him a shot in the 1st or early 2nd round.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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