Draft Profile: BioChristopher Smith attended Hapeville Charter High School and was rated a 4 star prospect by 247 Sports with a scout's rating of 0.890, going unranked by ESPN Following high school, Smith opted to join Georgia.
In 2018 as a freshman Smith saw action in 5 games and played on a total of 63 snaps for the Bulldogs. He recorded 4 tackles, no assists, while adding 2 stops. In coverage Smith notched up no pass break ups, no interceptions, and a QB rating when targetted of 158.3.
As a sophomore for the Bulldogs in 2019 Smith played in 7 games and took part on 78 snaps for the Bulldogs. He made 4 tackles, 2 assists, and had no stops. In coverage Smith totaled no pass break ups, no interceptions, and a QB rating when targetted of 56.3.
In 2020 as a junior Smith played in 9 games and contributed on 415 snaps. He chalked up 19 tackles, 9 assists, and added 4 stops. In the secondary Smith forced one pass break up, no interceptions, and gave up a QB rating when targetted of 69.8.
In 2021 as a senior Smith saw action in 12 games while playing on 597 snaps. He logged 30 tackles, 4 assists, and made 9 stops. In coverage Smith had 2 pass break ups, 3 interceptions, and surrendered a QB rating when targetted of 53.8.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Gives up his body in run support with a very good closing burst.
- Good instincts and anticipation reads and reacts with discipline. Dangerous with the ball in his hands.
- Closes to the ball quite well and possesses the hands to snatch throws away from his frame.
- Good strength to tackle. Plays with high energy and is a tough-minded overachiever.
- Quicker than he is fast but has a burst to close in zone coverage and plays physical at the line in man.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Lacks the recovery speed to catch receivers if he waits for them to arrive.
- 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.
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