Roar Report has compiled an exclusive list of (currently 17) players that the Detroit Lions have either privately worked out and visited with or will have visit their facility in Allen Park.
Between now and the draft, we will provide overviews of all players that have
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Scout.com Prospect Profile ...
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 200 40: 4.61 Year: 5Sr
Bio: Three-year starter who posted 59 tackles, 1 int, 6 solo tackles as a senior after 31/1/18 the prior year.
Pos: Versatile defensive back with potential at cornerback or safety in a zone system. Quickly picks up assignments, stays with the action and explodes up the field. Hard hitter, not afraid to take on bigger defenders and goes for the strip. Has a burst of closing speed and solid ball skills.
Neg: Struggles with his back to the play and does a lot of trailing in coverage. Not fluid pedaling in reverse and hesitant reacting to receivers' moves.
Analysis: An overachieving defensive back with solid size/speed numbers, Smith projects as a dime back at the next level who should produce on special teams. Offers potential at cornerback and safety.
Lions Interest: Smith's size is his biggest asset, and the Lions will consider him but not until the fifth or sixth round. His versatility has made him attractive, hence a strong interest from New England, but his biggest impression might be felt on special teams. With the number of defensive backs that Detroit has spoken with, and the wide spectrum to which they belong, it is likely that the team might address the secondary more than once in the draft.