Scouting Report: Trent Smith

Trent Smith has been a pass catching machine for the Oklahoma Sooners the past three seasons; the "go-to" guy the ball is thrown to in the clutch, the man that finds the open spot on the field and is as reliable as the sun rising in the east. But how does he project to the next level.

Full Name:  Trent Smith     School:  Oklahoma

Ht:   6-4     Wt: 250     40: 4.81

Year:  5Sr     Number:  88

Stats/ Bio:

2001: All-Big 12 Second Team and one of three finalists for the Mackey Award,  presented to the nation's top tight end.  Led the nation's tight ends in receptions, receptions per game and receiving yards, also setting OU's single-season record for receptions in a season 61/564/9.3/6.

2000: All-Big 12 Honorable Mention starting all but one game. One of seven Sooners to record more than 20 catches totaling 29/310/10.7/3

1999: Freshman All-American after catching 18/175/9.9/1

Scouting Report:

The Good:  Smart, tough, pass catching tight end effective in the OU scheme.  Intelligent and plays smart football.  Runs well laterally, extends his hands and catches the pass in stride.  Uses his frame to shield away opponents, effective on the sidelines and consistently catches the ball away from his frame.  Finds the soft spot in the zone, makes himself an available target and occasionally sneaks it down the field.  Looks the pass into his soft hands.  

The Bad: A little stiff and does not adjust well to the errant throw.  Mainly lines-up in the slot and when used as an in-line blocker the results are minimal.  

The Skinny:  Not fast enough to be used in his present capacity at the next level nor does he have the blocking skills to compensate for a lack of speed and as a result will be a late round choice.  

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