Recently, the team took a closer look at former Missouri quarterback Brad Smith.
Smith, who led his team in rushing last season with 229 carries for 1,301 yards and 16 touchdowns, doesn't have the accuracy needed at the quarterback position that translates over to the NFL. He does however, have the speed and the moves, and many teams around the league have taken notice, including the Cowboys, the Kansas City Chiefs, the New England Patriots and the St. Louis Rams.
Smith, displaying excellent vision and the knack for creating the big play for the Tigers' offense throughout his career, could develop into a running back or return specialist with the right team.
Most experts view him as a likely late-round pick in the upcoming NFL draft or if he is not selected, he will most certainly sign on somewhere as an undrafted free agent.
Smith is the third college quarterback confirmed who has had a private workout with the Cowboys in recent weeks. Clemson QB Charlie Whitehurst and Virginia QB Marques Hagans are the other two.
Whitehurst is the only quarterback who would stay at the position at the NFL level while Hagans and Smith will likely be tried at other positions.
Full Name: Brad Smith School: Missouri
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 213 40: 4.54 Year: 5Sr
Bio: Four-year starter awarded varying degrees of All-Conference honors since his freshman campaign. Senior passing totals included 59.4%/2,304/13/9. Also led the team in rushing last season with 229/1,301/16. Posted career-best passing totals of 2,333 yards and 15 touchdowns as a freshman.
Pos: Outstanding athlete best running the football. Strong-armed, threads needles or drives passes downfield. Patient and buys as much time as possible for receivers. Displays vision running the ball, waits for blocks to develop, then explodes through the hole.
Neg: Indecisive passer who consistently has receivers waiting on throws. Puts the ball up for grabs. Stares down targets from the get-go.
Analysis: Possessing top size/speed numbers as well as ball-carrying instincts, Smith is is a developmental prospect at running back and possibly a return specialist.