Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Savion Smith

Cornerback
School: Alabama | Conference: SEC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1.0 / 199 | 40: 4.58 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.28
Projected Round
7th
Pos: 
Tall, athletic cornerback with a developing game. Physical, mixes it up with receivers throughout the route and aggressively works to defend the pass. Possesses an excellent closing burst to the ball, has a good move to the throw and physically beats down receivers to defend the pass. Stays with assignments and recognizes routes in zone coverage. Strong open-field tackler who wraps up opponents and brings them down at the point of attack.
Neg: 
Displays poor hands for the interception. Often slow to react to receivers’ moves off the line of scrimmage and loses in transition. Does a lot of faceguarding. Very slow to get his head back around to locate the pass in the air.
Analysis: 
After transferring from Mississippi Gulf Coast College, Smith started 12 games last season and showed flashes of next-level ability. He possesses the size and strength to play on Sundays but must develop his game and improve his techniques. At the very worst, I see him lining up in dime packages as a rookie and playing special teams.