DeVonta Smith
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DeVonta Smith
Height
6-0
Weight
170
College
Alabama
Position
WR
Class
Junior
Home town
Amite, LA
93.0/100
Player Rating
1
PositionRank (WR)
4.48
FortyYD Time
Receptions
117
Rec YDs
1856
Rec TDs
23
Rec AVG
15.9
DeVonta Smith Prospect Overview
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DeVonta Smith WR Alabama | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

DeVonta Smith WR Alabama
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Outside X-Receiver
Last Updated: 01/19/2024
Draft Year: 2021
40 time: 4.48 seconds (59%*)
Age: 25.3 DOB: 11/14/1998
Measurables:
Height: 6-0 (36%*) Weight: 170 (2%*)
Forty: 4.48 (O) (59%*) Shuttle: 4.03 (HS) (87%*)
Vertical: 35 (HS) (41%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Outside X-Receiver
Last Updated: 01/19/2024
Draft Year: 2021
40 time: 4.48 seconds (59%*)
Age: 25.3 DOB: 11/14/1998
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-0 (36%*) Weight: 170 (2%*)
Forty: 4.48 (O) (59%*) Shuttle: 4.03 (HS) (87%*)
Vertical: 35 (HS) (41%*)
(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: 93.0 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
80%
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QB Rating When targeted: 152.6
Hands:
94%
Short Receiving:
97%
Intermediate Routes:
97%
Deep Threat:
97%
Blocking:
62%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 1st - Top 5
Overall Rank: #4 Position rank: #1
College Games: 40 College Snaps: 2035
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 81/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #105 Pos Rank: #34 State Rank: #11
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 5  Stars 247 Sports 98 Stars 247 RATING: 98/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 6.0 (98%)
Philadelphia Eagles Drafted: 2021: ROUND: 1 - Pick Number: 10 (PHI)
This Heisman Trophy-winning wideout capped an amazing season with three first-half touchdowns in Alabama's title win over Ohio State. He finished 2020 with 1,856 receiving yards and 25 total touchdowns (23 receiving, one rushing, one on a punt return). He was the Crimson Tide's best WR in 2019, topping first-round picks Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III.

He just produces. He's a tremendous route runner and he has great hands. He's likely going to be a potential pro-bowler in the NFL and top-10 pick.

Not the biggest receiver or the most physical he nevertheless has good hands and is able to make difficult catches under pressure. An amazing route-runner, he can create separation from backs even if he isn't necessarily going to be able to run away from them - with 4.48 speed. Is not going to knock people on their backs and is limited as a blocker due to his slight frame - 175 lbs.

Off the line, Smith has nice explosiveness, and he’s also able to confuse defenders with footwork. He has the ability to employ quick head and shoulder fakes and his jittery style forces corners to have to keep a big cushion. Smith’s savvy as a route runner is what generates most of his separation, and at the catch point, he caps off the process with nice body control and rock-solid hands.

The only downside to Smith's potential is his physicality, (or lack thereof) he will immediately be one of the smallest receivers in the NFL. ThIn recent history only two receivers over 6-foot and under 180 pounds have been drafted: Snoop Minnis (third round in 2011) and Paul Richardson Jr. (second round in 2014), but neither of those guys had the technical ability of Smith.

DeVonta Smith percentiles vs other Wide Receiver's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

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How other scouting services rate DeVonta Smith (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
211.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
60.0
*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.