Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Van Smith

Safety
School: Clemson | Conference: ACC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11 / 186 | 40: 4.61 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.17
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Two-year starter who posted 49 tackles and an interception in 2017. Named Second Team All-ACC and made 95 tackles (5.5 for loss) with two interceptions and two forced fumbles as a sophomore. Tallied 19 tackles as a true freshman.
Pos: 
Average-sized safety who displays range in center field. Quick to read and diagnose, fast to the sidelines and quickly makes his way to the flanks in pursuit of the action. Explosive at the point, displays an excellent closing burst and quickly makes his way up the field to defend the run. Keeps the action in front of him, squares into ball carriers and flies around the action.
Neg: 
More of a drag-down tackler who struggles to bring down ball carriers at the point of attack. Late to the action.
Analysis: 
Smith is a hard-working safety who is best stopping the run but lacks the size and athleticism to start at the next level.