Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Sutton Smith

Outside linebacker
School: Northern Illinois | Conference: MAC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0.5 / 233 | 40: 4.69 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.29
Projected Round
7th
Pos: 
Incredibly productive college pass rusher who must find a position in the NFL. Rarely off his feet and plays with balance and body control. Tough, smart and hard-working. Quickly reads and diagnoses the action and moves fluidly to make plays in lateral pursuit. Easily bends off the edge and gets a lot of speed going up the field. Quickly changes direction and immediately alters his angle of attack. Plays hard, works through the whistle and displays a variety of techniques and moves to get off blocks. Occasionally stands over tackle and shows ability as a pass rusher.
Neg: 
Lacks bulk and gets outpositioned by larger tackles. Does not have much growth potential.
Analysis: 
Smith has physical limitations, but he’s instinctive and disciplined and gets the most from his ability. He does more than just pin his ears back and rush up the field and works to make plays and help teammates on all three downs. Smith is a scheme-specific prospect who needs to play for the right coach, but he can have a long career at the next level.