Steelers trade back, get their man ... again

The Steelers were in hot pursuit of Anthony Smith in the weeks immediately preceding the draft, and on Saturday evening they caught up with him in the third round.

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Full Name: Anthony Smith School: Syracuse Pos: S

Ht: 6-0 Wt: 194 40: 4.74 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Three-year starter and All-Conference selection the past two years. Senior totals included 71/6/8 after 85/3/4 the prior year.

Pos: Productive safety consistently making positive plays. Fast to the flanks and displays top sideline-to-sideline range. Quick-footed in reverse, takes good angles to the action and plays with a good degree of explosion. Possesses a sense of timing and solid ball skills.

Neg: Struggles in man-to-man situations, losing a half-step in transition. Has marginal playing strength and tackles are broken.

Analysis: A tough defender who loves the game, Smith lacks the classic size yet could be effective in a zone situation and offers a special-teams mentality.

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