Daniel Smith
Daniel Smith  QB  Villanova | NFL Draft 2021 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Daniel Smith
Height
6-0
Weight
190
College
Villanova
Position
QB
Class
Senior
Home town
Leesburg, VA
56.0/100
Player Rating
18
PositionRank (QB)
4.83
FortyYD Time

Daniel Smith QB Villanova | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Daniel Smith QB Villanova
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

PLAY STYLE: Mobile Pocket Passer
Last Updated: 03/02/2021
Draft Year: 2021
40 time: 4.83 seconds (49%*)
Measurables:
Height: 6-0 (7%*) Weight: 190 (1%*)
Forty: 4.83 (O) (49%*)
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(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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PLAY STYLE: Mobile Pocket Passer
Last Updated: 03/02/2021
Draft Year: 2021
40 time: 4.83 seconds (49%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-0 (7%*) Weight: 190 (1%*)
Forty: 4.83 (O) (49%*)
(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: 56.0 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
59%
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Release Speed:
83%
Short Passing:
64%
Medium Passing:
72%
Long Passing:
67%
Rush/Scramble:
65%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #400 Position rank: #18
College Games: 17 College Snaps: 1100
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.
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How other scouting services rate Daniel Smith (Overall Rank)

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.