Cam Smith
Cam Smith  CB  South Carolina | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Cam Smith
Height
6-0
Weight
188
College
South Carolina
Position
CB
Class
Junior
Home town
Blythewood, SC
88.3/100
Player Rating
6
PositionRank (DB)
4.45
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

Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.45 seconds (68%*)
Overall Rank: #21 Position Rank: #6 (DB)
Height: 6-0 (64%*)
Weight: 188 (30%*)
Weight: 188 (30%*)
Hands: 9 1/8 (47%*)
Arm: 31 6/8 (63%*)
Arm: 31 6/8 (63%*)
Span: 75 4/8 (52%*)
Span: 75 4/8 (52%*)
Date of Birth: 01/21/2000 Age: 23.0
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.45 seconds (68%*)
Overall Rank: #21 Position Rank: #6 (DB)
Height: 6-0 (64%*) Weight: 188 (30%*)
Hands: 9 1/8 (47%*) Arm: 31 6/8 (63%*)
Span: 75 4/8 (52%*)
Age: 23.0 DOB: 01/21/2000
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 88.3 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
QB Rating When targeted: 61.0
Tackling:
75%
Run Defense:
83%
Coverage:
81%
Zone:
74%
Man/Press:
81%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 1st - Mid Position rank: #6
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%)
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, going unranked by ESPN. 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 disapointing 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 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 elite 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, one interception, and surrendered an impressive QB rating when targetted of 71.3.
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.
  • Shows good instincts when facing the action in zone coverage, and Smith has solid ball skills.
  • Has the length and speed to emerge as a starter two or three years down the line.
  • Explodes 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.
  • Fails to maintain inside technique in man coverage. Not a typical press corner.
  • Holds the ball loosely after making the interception. Inconsistent in run support. Average tackler

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

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How other scouting services rate Cam Smith (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
22.2
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
4.0