"I'm the best offensive tackle in the draft and I don't think I have any flaws," he said.
A four-year starter at Baylor, he achieved All-American and All-Big 12 accolades during his career. Smith is not only athletic and agile, but also has a great work ethic and a sense of responsibility to fulfill his assignment.
"I've learned to care about the people next to me more than I care about myself," he said. "Once I mastered that, it became natural for me to block -- pass block and run block. It became natural for me to run out on screens and throw my body out there."
Smith began as a tight end but was moved to the offensive line in 2006. Despite moving from a skill position to a more thankless role, he is glad he made the switch.
"You can consider it kind of a discredit, because you don't hear your name called any more after a catch. But besides that, playing on the offensive line, you really get to show your personality," he said. "You show how patient and physical you are and how much you truly care about your team, because you have to work with four other guys to make a great unit."
OT Jason Smith
Nonetheless, Smith remains confident, not cocky.
"I can control my mindset and my demeanor when I come to work. I can't control what scout comes or what my player rating is," he said. "I'm not a T.O. [Terrell Owens]; I'm not fixing to tell everyone out here that I'm good. If I did, that will be the day I give up 10 sacks."
Although earlier mock drafts gave the Chargers a chance of landing Smith at No. 16, his strong performance at the Combine likely landed him a spot in the top-10, if not the top-five.
The Chargers could trade up for Smith, although the team's history reveals trade-downs are far more likely than trade-ups. The team may just stand pat, knowing that Smith's ascension could cause another top talent to fall, such as Ole Miss OT Michael Oher.
Oher was initially rated higher than Smith, but much of that was likely because Oher had the better venue to showcase his skills in college. Nonetheless, Smith is proud his path to the NFL went through Baylor.
"The reason why I made it this far is because I played at Baylor," Smith said. "The reason why I believe I will be the No. 1 tackle is because I played at Baylor. Those guys [Oher and Eugene Monroe] probably wish they were at Baylor."
Smith has high expectations of himself during this offseason and on draft day. He is unsure whether he wants to be in New York at the draft or stay at home. No matter where he is, he will be anxiously awaiting the outcome.
"I just imagine that phone ringing and on the other end somebody saying, 'Hey, we're fixing to draft you,' and I just go crazy," he said. "I'd fall on my knees and pray and say, 'Thank you, Lord.' If my prayers are answered and I'm a high first-round pick, my work and preparation during my career and through the offseason will have meaning."