Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Jaylen Smith

Wide receiver
School: Louisville | Conference: ACC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-2.5 / 219 | 40: 4.48 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.20
Projected Round
FA
Pos: 
Once-highly rated receiver who comes off a terrible senior campaign. Fluidly releases off the line of scrimmage, runs solid routes and extends his hands to offer the quarterback a target. Gives effort and is tough to bring down after the catch and plays strong football. Tracks the pass in the air and lays out or extends to make some incredible grabs. Effectively makes the reception on crossing patterns and generally shows soft hands with the ability to snatch the pass from the air.
Neg: 
Very streaky as a senior and often disappeared for extended periods. Was not a big part of the offense in 2018. Inconsistent during Senior Bowl practices and never really stood out on a consistent basis.
Analysis: 
Smith headed into his senior season with a third-round grade after a terrific 2017 campaign but failed to meet expectations. At the top of his game, he is a nice-sized receiver with consistent hands who looked like a potential third wideout at the next level, but he presently grades as a free-agent prospect who must make his way back up from the bottom.