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Friday, July 13, 2012

Draft Rewind 2004 - Will Smith - New Orleans Saints

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about WILL SMITH: Ohio State, 6026 275 4.70. An all-around type end with experience on the left and right sides. Compact. Has relatively short arms and legs. Technically sound player. Very quick off the ball. Explosive. Plays at a good pad level. Strong and quick with his hands into blockers. Powerful into gaps. Holds his ground well and usually stays on his feet. Does a good job of stringing out the wide play. Disciplined. Locates quickly and hustles in pursuit. Gets slowed up a bit by low blocks. Inconsistent with his shed — when he gets turned out, he can be slow to work through the block towards the ball. Disruptive pass rusher — more powerful than speedy. Good bullrusher for an end. Comes strong and hard to the inside, yet shows the ability to pressure the edge and turn the corner. Has a good arm-under move. Relentless. Keeps his feet active and his legs driving. Closes strong, though he lacks the great extended speed of many pure pass rushers. Athletic — used effectively from a standup position which required him to drop off and cover. Lacks a little in terms of ideal size and speed, but he’s a first rate prospect who does a lot of things well.