E.J. Smith
E.J. Smith  RB  Stanford | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
E.J. Smith
Height
6-0
Weight
210
College
Stanford
Position
RB
Class
Junior
Home town
Dallas, TX
76.1
Player Rating
18
PositionRank (RB)
4.7
FortyYD Time
Rush YDs
206
Rush AVG
6.9
Rush TDs
3
Receptions
8
Rec YDs
63

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

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

Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.70 seconds (11%*)
Overall Rank: #316 Position Rank: #18 (RB)
Height: 6-0 (76%*)
Weight: 210 (41%*)
Weight: 210 (41%*)
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.70 seconds (11%*)
Overall Rank: #316 Position Rank: #18 (RB)
Height: 6-0 (76%*) Weight: 210 (41%*)
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 76.1 / 100
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Game performance weighted rating
Rushing:
73%
Break Tackles:
57%
Receiving/Hands:
60%
Pass Blocking:
55%
Run Blocking:
60%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #18
College Games: 9 College Snaps: 174
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 85/100
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 95 Stars 247 RATING: 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 joined Stanford.

In 2021 as a freshman Smith saw action in 7 games for the Cardinals as he ran for just 133 yards on 26 attempts for an excellent 5.1 yards per carry, with one TD, with no fumbles. As a receiver he made a decent 16 receptions for 72 yards.

As a sophomore in 2022 he played just 2 games. and rushed for a decent 207 yards on 30 carries for an elite 6.9 ypc, with 3 TDs, with 3 fumbles. In the passing game he pulled in only 8 receptions for 63 yards.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • His competitiveness and knack for high-pointing the ball allow him to play bigger than his size.
  • Does not possess top breakaway speed, though he's rarely caught from behind.
  • He’s not a burner, and Smith is more of a block-what’s-given runner than a guy who is going to create.
  • Difficult to bring down one-on-one in space, regularly sidesteps would-be tacklers and uses offhand to use oncoming defenders' momentum against them without slowing down significantly.
  • Smith finishes runs well and flashes the ability to get small and squeeze through traffic.
  • Not truly explosive, but possesses enough speed to beat linebacker to the edge.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Smith needs a few steps to get going with limited burst and foot speed. Has an inconsistent feel eluding tacklers and doesn't create a lot on his own. He doesn't display much power to push the pile or consistently break tackles.
  • He tends to get too upright at times, sacrificing power.
  • Smith could stand to get smaller when squeezing through traffic.
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How other scouting services rate E.J. Smith (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
331.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
34.0