Evaluation notes: Lecitus Smith is a 6-foot-4, 255 pound senior out of Fitzgerald (Ga.) who lines up at tight end for the Hurricanes to open holes for the running backs. Smith is a big, strong athletic young man who can project as a big tight end or as an offensive tackle. Smith plays tight end in high school, and he could stay there in college, but he may have the most upside at offensive tackle. He is an extension of the offensive line now being primarily used as a blocker. He is a strong inline blocker and can drive defenders off the ball. He does not run many routes or catch a lot of passes, but he is very athletic for his size. He has limited work in pass protection, so he will need time to develop there if he ends up on the offensive line. If he stays at tight end, Smith will need to work on his route running, getting in and out of his routes and just become more consistent as a receiver. Regardless of his position, Smith is very strong at the point of attack, he has good body control and he is a strong run blocker.
Schools mentioned in this interview: Virginia Tech