Lions' cornerback Smith awaits opportunity

Cornerback Alphonso Smith had an impressive start in his first season with Detroit last year, before a forgettable Turkey Day game and injury curtailed an otherwise successful campaign. Now buried on the depth chart, Smith is willing to wait for another opportunity to shine.
October 12, 2011

7 Points: Make A Move's Ed Thompson says Derrick Mason needs to make his move. And he explains why Eli Manning is poised for a big year. Find out which five teams have plenty of cap room, why two rookies have even more to prove than usual -- and much more in his latest 7 Points feature.
July 19, 2009

Round 2: Seattle Selects CB Alphonso Smith

With Selection 5 in Round 2, Denver selects CB Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest. Learn more about this pick from team and draft experts!
April 25, 2009

Where in the World is Mel Tucker?

The scouting season is in full bloom and the Jaguars are one of the busiest teams in the NFL as they look to rebuild what was once a playoff contender. Find out where Jaguars defensive coordinator Mel Tucker and director of personnel Terry McDonough were at, and who they saw.
March 24, 2009

Smith says size doesn't matter

Small corners, at least in stature, get a bad rap by NFL talent-evaluators. That's something that Wake Forest CB Alphonso Smith is fighting against even though he is one of the more prolific defensive backs to come out of the college ranks, but he says the proof is in the tape and that he isn't going to run away from any type of a challenge...
February 23, 2009

7 Points: Senior Bowl Edition

Find out why players like USC LB Clay Matthews, Cal-Poly WR Ramses Barden and Liberty RB Rashad Jennings are among some of the most intriguing players to watch on Saturday night. Get the latest news on Oklahoma safety Nic Harris' injury and much more in Senior NFL Analyst Ed Thompson's latest 7 Points feature.
January 24, 2009