Thursday, August 9, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:00 AM
DARYL SMITH: Georgia Tech, 6016 230 4.70. Four year starter inside. Could project outside. A little smaller than ideal but he has fairly long arms and is built strong. Tough competitor with good instincts. Locates and reacts quickly. Fills holes aggressively. Does a good job of working laterally. Keeps his shoulders squared properly — finds lanes to attack and takes disciplined angles in pursuit, making sure to not allow the runner to cut back behind him. Quick footed and agile, though he has some trouble with low blocks at times. Sheds blocks with good hand usage but he has a tendency to run around contact — generally effective at it — can slip blocks and get back into the play. Good athlete with solid speed. Secure tackler. Adjusts well in space. Effective blitzer. Needs work in coverage, but he gets good depth in a zone and can run with backs in man. Plays with a lot of determination. Impressed at the Senior Bowl. Should be a big contributor on special teams while he develops.