Three-year starter named First Team All-AAC in both 2015 and 2016. Made 67 tackles (18.5 for loss) with 5.5 sacks as a senior after posting 62 tackles (15 for loss) and two sacks as a junior. Sophomore totals include 47 tackles (6.5 for loss) and two sacks.
Tough, productive defensive tackle who projects as a three-technique player at the next level. Built low to the ground, plays with excellent pad level and consistently gets leverage on opponents. Explodes off the snap with a tremendous first step and nicely redirects to the action or quickly alters his angle of attack. Effectively uses his hands and displays a terrific arm-over move as well as other techniques to protect himself or get off blocks. Quick-footed, makes plays on the ball or sets the edge to create opportunities for linebackers. Displays a burst in every direction and plays smart, tough football. Does more than just mindlessly pin his ears back and rush up the field.
Lacks bulk and strength and is easily disrupted from the action by the initial hit. Struggled against larger and more talented opponents during Senior Bowl practices.
Smart was a productive lineman three years running at Tulane, lining up in both three- and four-man fronts. He has size limitations but if used properly, he can start at the next level.