Murphy on Eric Smith

Here is what our draft insider John Murphy had to say about the Jets second third round pick, safety Eric Smith:

"Eric Smith is a strong safety type that some had evaluated as a possible outside linebacker. He seems more likely to be a backup safety and special teams guy for the Jets. He is another smart, high character, high motor performer. He was a great leader on the Spartans defense. He was a big hitter at his all-star game. The kid grows on you the more you watch his tapes. He had a number of double-digit tackle games against the top teams in the Big Ten. He is a little limited in terms of range in pass coverage and straight-line speed."

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