2015 Draft Profile: DE Preston Smith

A closer look at Mississippi State’s Preston Smith and his draft profile.

Combine Numbers

40-yard dash: 4.74 seconds

Bench press: 24 reps

Vertical jump: 34.0 inches

Broad jump: 121.0 inches

3-cone drill: 7.07 seconds

20-yard shuttle: 4.28 seconds

Preston Smith is a name that has been linked to the Raiders plenty with the assumption that Reggie McKenzie and the Raiders will go wide receiver in the first round.

Smith had a strong Senior Bowl, recording five tackles and one sack. This came after he started all 13 games for Mississippi State and led the team with 15 tackles for a loss and nine sacks while being named to the first-team All-SEC.

He has long arms that allow him to gain leverage on his blocker as he doesn’t get pushed around. He’s also a very sound tackler that can play the run strongly.

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