Arian Smith
Arian Smith  WR  Georgia | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Arian Smith
Height
6-0
Weight
185
College
Georgia
Position
WR
Class
Junior
Home town
Bradley, FL
40.5/100
Player Rating
57
PositionRank (WR)
4.28
FortyYD Time
Receptions
8
Rec YDs
153
Rec TDs
2
Rec AVG
19.1

Arian Smith WR Georgia | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Arian Smith WR Georgia
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Outside X-Receiver
Last Updated: 04/17/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.28 seconds (98%*)
Measurables:
Height: 6-0 (36%*) Weight: 185 (14%*)
Forty: 4.28 (O) (98%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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ROLE: Outside X-Receiver
Last Updated: 04/17/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.28 seconds (98%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-0 (36%*) Weight: 185 (14%*)
Forty: 4.28 (O) (98%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 40.5 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
74%
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QB Rating When targeted: 99.2
Hands:
29%
Short Receiving:
50%
Intermediate Routes:
50%
Deep Threat:
50%
Blocking:
52%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #420 Position rank: #57
College Games: 29 College Snaps: 318
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 86/100
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 97 Stars 247 RATING: 97/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.8 (95%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Isaiah Graham - Louisiana Tech
62%
Ricky Smalling - Illinois
49%
Jordan Kress - Colorado State
48%
Draft Profile: Bio
Arian Smith from Lakeland High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Smith opted to join Georgia.

In 2020 as a freshman Smith saw action in 4 games for the Bulldogs as he made 2 receptions for only 86 yards for an average of 43.0 yards per reception, with one TD, and an elite QB rating when targeted of 149.3.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played 4 games and had only 3 catches for 102 yards for an average of 34.0 yards per catch, with 2 TDs, and an elite QB rating when targeted of 135.4.

As a junior in 2022 he played 9 games and hauled in only 3 catches for only 66 yards for an average of 22.0 yards per catch, with no TDs, and QB rating when targeted of 89.6.

As a senior in 2023 he played 13 games and had only 7 catches for only 141 yards for an average of 20.1 yards per catch, one TD, and QB rating when targeted of 90.6.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Smith runs precise routes, showing an innate feel for setting up defensive backs to create separation.
  • He is a natural playmaker, at his best with the ball in his hands.
  • Made Bruce Feldman's Freak's List - ranked #39. He wrote "The fastest guy on a team full of Freaks, the 6-0, 185-pound redshirt sophomore consistently hit 23 mph on the GPS and was an All-American sprinter for the track team. Smith ran leadoff on the Bulldogs’ school record-setting 4×100-meter relay team that went 39.02 at the SEC championships before it ran 38.54 at the NCAA outdoor meet, where it finished second. Smith’s blazing speed has produced a spectacular 37.6 yards per catch."
  • Has elite speed and cutting ability and good hands and toughness. Lacks the ideal size, but has a similar body type to Antonio Brown.
  • He has quick feet and good body control, allowing him to gear down and quickly get in and out of cuts. His hands are good, and he’s a creative runner after the catch with the elusiveness to slip tackles in space.
  • He’s at his best working in space, showing the quickness and vision of a return specialist. His stop-start ability allows him to create initial separation.
  • Shows good sense as a route runner and provides an enormous catch radius over the middle of the field. Smith has soft hands and uses his frame effectively to shield defenders, making him a major threat in the red zone.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • His ability to track the ball is good enough, but Smith too often let the ball get into his body downfield rather than snatching it with his hands.
  • Lacks much bulk on his body and will be outmuscled at the next level against physical defenders.
  • He’s not going to threaten to take the top off of a defense.

How other scouting services rate Arian Smith (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
421.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
61.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.