It was an easy decision for me," Smith said of working out at both positions. "I wanted to play defensive back last year. "Coach Doeren will tell you, I begged him every other two weeks to play on the defensive side of the ball.
"I have stats as a defensive back and as a receiver so with my agent we talked about it... the more I can do the more it will help me."
Smith, who trained in Texas, says stamina wasn't an issue.
"My trainers, we ran hills, we ran on the treadmill up to 21 miles per hour... we did boxing to help [with] conditioning and cardio," he stated. "They got us in shape. I was prepared for it, knowing I was going to do two positions. I just made sure I worked myself into the best shape that I could.
"I feel pretty good about everything I did today.. I caught the ball, I ran well, I finished every drill. I feel pretty good about my day. Hopefully I'll get a call to work out somewhere and make a team this summer."
He certainly doesn't come off as a guy who hasn't played defensive back for two years. Smith truly believes he can play on that side of the ball if asked to do so in the National Football League.
"You got to have confidence," he said. "If you don't believe in yourself then I'm pretty sure all 32 teams won't believe in you. Every time I step between the lines I know the guy across from me has to put his pants on just like I do. It's about who shows up and who has the heart to win."
As Wolfpack fans know, Smith has plenty of heart. He's also a productive football player.
Smith led the team in 2013 in catches (49), receiving yards (530), and touchdowns (3). His biggest impact was felt on special teams, where he returned two punts for touchdowns (while averaging 14.1 yards per return) and averaged 23.8 yards per kick return.
He is hoping his game-breaking ability in the return game can open up an opportunity for him.
"That's usually the first thing they mention, being a great punt returner," said Smith. "Can I return kicks? That's one of my key attributes going into the draft.
"I'm just going out making sure I can play defense if they want me to play defense, play offense if they want me to play offense, be a gunner on the punt team. I just have to make sure I work everyday to get a spot on someone's team."
Smith is being represented by agent Malik Shareef of Dimensional Sports which is based out of New York. Other clients of Dimensional Sports include current NFL players Janoris Jenkins, E.J. Manuel, and Ryan Williams.