New Jaguar QB Paul Smith

Scout.com's Senior NFL Analyst Ed Thompson discusses what the Jaguars will like about undrafted free agent QB Paul Smith.

Paul Smith, Tulsa
6-1, 208 pounds

Career Numbers: 62.5 percent completion average, 10,924 passing yards, 83 TDs, 35 INTs. 1,155 yards rushing and 28 rushing TDs.

What you'll like about him: He's smart and truly understands the game of football. A real Xs-and-Os quarterback, Smith is a mature individual who is truly driven and strides for excellence. When you watch his mechanics from the time he takes the snap, you'll see a quarterback who operates with a pro-caliber smoothness in the pocket. Smith can pick apart a defense with his short- and medium-range passes and he's also able to hurt his opponent with his quick feet.

What could hold him back: His long-ball accuracy and size have been raised as possible issues, but neither is likely to have a major impact on his ability to lead an offense effectively. For those who may have forgotten, 49ers legendary quarterback Joe Montana was only 6-foot-2 and weighed 205 pounds.


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