Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Rodney Smith

Running back
School: Minnesota | Conference: BIG 10
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-9.5 / 208 | 40: 4.55 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.03
Projected Round
FA
Pos: 
Small, situational ball carrier who displays outstanding vision and quickness. Multi-cut ball carrier who eludes defenders. Keeps the play in bounds and runs north-south but shows the agility necessary to turn the perimeter. Solid pass catcher out of the backfield.
Neg: 
Easily brought down at the point of attack by a single defender. Plays to one speed and cannot run to daylight. Missed all but two games as a senior due to a knee injury.
Analysis: 
I graded Smith as a potential late-round selection entering the season and projected him as a situational runner and third-down back at the next level. His injury changes that perspective, and Smith must quickly produce in camp this summer to have any chance of even making a practice squad.