Smith's finest season came in 2006, when he set personal bests in catches (71), yards (1,083) and scores (nine). He was named first-team All-Pac 10 for his efforts.
Currently projected as a second- or third-round pick, Smith is a possession-type receiver who runs crisp routes and shows soft hands. He is very polished due to his ample experience in a pro-style offense and should be able to contribute early in his pro career. Additionally, he is allusive after the catch and a willing blocker.
What hurts Smith's draft stock more than anything thing else is his measurements, as he lacks ideal size and top-end speed. There are some questions about his durability, too, after he missed five games with a broken left leg in 2004.
Also, Smith is viewed as more of a complementary receiver than a true game-breaker. That's fine with the Chargers, who already have Vincent Jackson penciled into the No. 1 spot. That would allow Smith to learn behind Eric Parker as a rookie before eventually supplanting him in the starting line-up.
It would be inaccurate to put too low a ceiling on Smith's potential, however, as his productivity ranks right up there with the best college football has to offer.
If San Diego is going to draft Smith, it would likely have to happen at the bottom of round two. So if the Chargers lead off the draft by selecting a safety, Smith may become the team's top target with its next selection.