Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Ryan Smith

Tight end
School: Miami-Oh | Conference: MAC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3.5 / 270 | 40: 4.83 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.13
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Two-year starter who caught 35 passes for 454 yards and four touchdowns in 2017. Made 31 receptions for 356 yards and five scores as a junior. Started five games and led Miami-Ohio with five receiving TDs while making 21 catches for 251 yards in 2015. Made five starts as a true freshman and caught five passes for 88 yards.
Pos: 
Big-bodied tight end who stands out as a blocker. Quickly releases off the line into pass routes, nicely adjusts to errant throws and makes receptions in stride with his hands. Displays a sense of timing, extends to pull the ball from the air and consistently makes catches with his hands. Stout, takes big hits but stays on his feet and works to pick up positive yardage after the catch. Bends his knees, stays square and keeps his head on a swivel blocking.
Neg: 
One-speed tight end who lacks burst. Primarily a short-range target and cannot split the seam.
Analysis: 
Smith has lineman size but does a terrific job catching the ball when thrown in his direction. He has enough ability to line up as a third tight end at the next level.