E.J. Smith
E.J. Smith  RB  Stanford | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
E.J. Smith
Height
6-0
Weight
213
College
Stanford
Position
RB
Class
Junior
Home town
Dallas, TX
77.9/100
Player Rating
18
PositionRank (RB)
4.7
FortyYD Time
Rush YDs
133
Rush AVG
5.1
Rush TDs
1
Receptions
16
Rec YDs
72

E.J. Smith RB Stanford | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

E.J. Smith RB Stanford
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #251 Position Rank: #18 (RB)
40 time: 4.70 seconds
Height: 6-0 Weight: 213
Overall Rating: 77.9 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Rushing:
78%
Receiving/Hands:
61%
Pass Blocking:
27%
Run Blocking:
56%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #18
College Games: 7 College Snaps: 98
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (85/100)
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (95/100 )
Draft Profile: Bio
E.J. Smith from Jesuit High School was rated a 4 star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4 star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Smith opted to join Stanford.

In 2021 as a freshman Smith saw action in 7 games for the Cardinals as he ran for 133 yards on 26 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry, with one TD, and no fumbles. As a receiver he made 16 receptions for 72 yards.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Shows a surprising burst to beat linebackers to the edge. Can plant his foot in the ground and explode, showing better straight-line speed than expected.
  • Does not possess top breakaway speed, though he's rarely caught from behind.
  • Not truly explosive, but possesses enough speed to beat linebacker to the edge.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Does not always read blocks behind pulling guards. May not be big enough to move piles at the next level and has a tendency to bury his head too soon.
  • Too indecisive and hesitant at the line of scrimmage.
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How other scouting services rate E.J. Smith (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
211.7
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
18.0
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