Cam Smith
Cam Smith  CB  South Carolina | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Cam Smith
Height
6-1
Weight
180
College
South Carolina
Position
CB
Class
Junior
Home town
Blythewood, SC
87.0/100
Player Rating
9
PositionRank (DB)
4.43
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
1
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
5
Tackles
27
Sol tackles
23

Cam Smith CB South Carolina | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Cam Smith CB South Carolina
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Outside Man/Press CB
Last Updated: 04/15/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.43 seconds (75%*)
Age: 24.2 DOB: 01/21/2000
Measurables:
Height: 6-1 (81%*) Weight: 180 (8%*)
Hands: 9 1/8 (48%*) Arm: 31 5/8 (55%*) Span: 76 1/8 (56%*)
Forty: 4.43 (C) (75%*) Ten Yard: 1.49 (C) (91%*)
Vertical: 38 (C) (75%*) Broad: 134 (C) (98%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Outside Man/Press CB
Last Updated: 04/15/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.43 seconds (75%*)
Age: 24.2 DOB: 01/21/2000
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-1 (81%*) Weight: 180 (8%*)
Hands: 9 1/8 (48%*) Arm: 31 5/8 (55%*)
Span: 76 1/8 (56%*)
Forty: 4.43 (C) (75%*)
10 Yard: 1.49 (C) (91%*)
Vertical: 38 (C) (75%*) Broad: 134 (C) (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: 87.0 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
81%
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QB Rating When targeted: 61.0
Tackling:
74%
Run Defense:
83%
Coverage:
81%
Zone:
74%
Man/Press:
80%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 2nd - Top 10
Overall Rank: #38 Position rank: #9
College Games: 32 College Snaps: 1357
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 80/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #147 Pos Rank: #25 State Rank: #3
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 97 Stars 247 RATING: 97/100
Ovr Rank: #39 Pos Rank: #4
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.8 (95%)
Miami Dolphins Drafted: ROUND: 2 - Pick Number: 51 (MIA)
Draft Profile: Bio
Cam Smith attended Westwood High School and was rated a 4-star prospect by 247 Sports with a scout's rating of 0.940. Following high school, Smith opted to join South Carolina after being heavily recruited.

In 2019 as a freshman Smith saw action in just 2 games and played a total of 40 snaps at cornerback for the Gamecocks. He recorded just 4 tackles, 2 assists, while adding no stops. In coverage, Smith notched up no pass breakups, no interceptions, and a disappointing QB rating when targetted of 158.3.

As a sophomore in 2020, he played in 8 games and logged 253 snaps for the Gamecocks. He made 12 tackles, one assist, and had 3 stops. In coverage, he totaled one pass breakup, 2 interceptions, and a QB rating when targetted of 101.5.

In 2021 as a junior Smith played in 11 games and contributed on 473 snaps. He chalked up 35 tackles, 4 assists, and added 13 stops. In the secondary Smith forced 9 pass breakups, 3 interceptions, and gave up an outstanding QB rating when targetted of 36.5.

In 2022 as a senior Smith saw action in 11 games while playing 591 snaps. He logged 20 tackles, 4 assists, and made 4 stops. In coverage, Smith had 6 pass breakups, an interception, and surrendered a very good (but less impressive than 2021) QB rating when targetted of 71.3.
Honors & awards
  • 28th Chuck Bednarik Award 2022 Watch List
  • 2021 Second Team All-SEC (Associated Press)
  • 2021 Second Team All-SEC (ProFootballFocus)
  • 2021 Fourth Team All-SEC (Phil Steele)
  • 2021 Honorable Mention All-America (ProFootballFocus)
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Stays low in his backpedal and shows the click-and-close ability to break up plays in front of him. Smith can move well laterally and shows excellent instincts when looking into the backfield in zone coverage.
  • Very good instincts in coverage who is smart and never panics. High football IQ who shows the ability to read the QBs eyes enabling him to jump short routes
  • Outstanding overall athleticism - stands 6-0 and runs in the 4.4's with elite twitchiness. Able to sink his hips and displays cat-like quickness
  • Managed to run with fastest wideouts in the nation - limited Tennessee's Jalin Hyatt to just 65 yds on the day
  • Shows good instincts when facing the action in zone coverage, and Smith has solid ball skills and has managed to break up a class-leading 15 passes
  • Has the length and speed to emerge as a starter two or three years down the line.
  • Versitile player who's equally adept in the slot or split outside
  • Very smooth out of his backpedal and has exceptional closing speed, showing excellent timing and the ball skills to come up with the interception.
  • Has the quick feet to mirror receivers underneath. He also has the fluid hips and top-end speed to turn and run downfield. Smith shows good awareness when dropping into zone coverage, with good route recognition and the ability to break quickly and cover a lot of ground.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Isn’t great in route recognition when he’s facing the action, is hesitant and susceptible to double moves, and too often gets unnecessarily handsy when playing trail position
  • Inconsistent getting off of blocks. Can be a step slow to react when a quarterback comes back to his side of the field late in progression. Can be too grabby leading to PI penalties
  • Fails to maintain inside technique in man coverage. Not a typical press corner who will find it difficult in contested catch situations vs stronger receivers
  • Holds the ball loosely after making the interception. Inconsistent in run support. Just an average tackler
  • Very slight frame and struggles to make an impact as a run defender. May result in him holding up in a full 17-game NFL season
  • Struggled with injuries - has had issues with concussions
Scouting Report: Summary
Cam Smith is an excellent pro prospect who has played at an elite level over the past two years - allowing a class-leading QB rating when targetted of just 36.5 in 2021 while playing in the toughest conference in football. He's got good length (at 6-0) excellent speed and shows great instincts in coverage, especially on deep routes. Smith's only real negative is his lack of physicality and could do with filling out his frail-looking frame.

Cam Smith has first-round skills and in all likelihood will be a first-day selection in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Cam Smith percentiles vs other Cornerbacks (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

Cam Smith Video Review

How other scouting services rate Cam Smith (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
41.1
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
7.0
*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.