Daniel Smith
Quarterback from Villanova 2021 Draft Profile
Daniel Smith
Height
6-0
Weight
205 lbs
College
Villanova
Position
QB
Class
Senior
Home town
Leesburg, VA
56/100
Player Rating
37
PositionRank
4.83
FortyYD Time

Daniel Smith QB Villanova Draft Profile

Strengths
  • Sees the field very well when the play breaks down and occasionally changes plays at the line.
  • Good zip and ball placement on the quick slant. Good touch down the seam and on post-corner, flag routes to attack the defense vertically and horizontally.
  • Good (not elite) arm strength and can easily make all the NFL throws with effortless deep passes.
  • Athletic quarterback who is a threat to leave the pocket and gain positive yardage at any time. Possesses very good vision balance, elusiveness and deceptive speed and power as a runner.
  • Gets the ball out quickly, making ¬∑splitsecond decisions. Good short to intermediate level accuracy, demonstrating the ball placement to allow receivers to run after the catch.
Weaknesses
  • Too often fails to give receivers a chance to make a play after the catch. High completion percentage padded by many quick screens.
  • Inconsistent downfield passer and puts too much air under his throws.
  • Needs to improve his touch at all levels and know when to gun it and when to take something off his throws. Accuracy is solid, but far from great with streaky ball placement downfield as he tries to thread the needle too much.
  • Scouts' concerns with him begin with his sub-6-foot frame. The Drew Brees success stories are few and far between in the NFL. The lack of height will force him to look around - rather than over - massive offensive and defensive linemen in the NFL, making it difficult to find good passing lanes.
  • Has struggled with his decision-making and needs to improve his pre-snap recognition skills to read defenses and see blitzes. Doesn't decipher information as quickly as you would like, but does see the entire field and understands coverage.

How other scouting services rate Daniel Smith (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
1213.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
44.0