Maurice Smith
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Maurice Smith
Florida State
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Miami, FL
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Maurice Smith C Florida State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Maurice Smith C Florida State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #221 Position Rank: #50 (OL)
40 time: 5.20 seconds
Height: 6-3 Weight: 271
Overall Rating: 78.6 / 100
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DRAFT PROJECTION: 7th Position rank: #50
College Games: 21 College Snaps: 1254
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (77/100)
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (85/100 )
Ovr Rank: #1093
College Combine Results
Draft Profile: Bio
Maurice Smith from Miami Central High School was rated a 3 star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3 star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Smith opted to join Florida State.

In 2019 as a freshman Smith saw action in 4 games and played on a total of 180 snaps for the Seminoles. He allowed 3 QB hurries, one QB hit, and no sacks while playing at left guard.

As a sophomore in 2020 he played in 8 games and a total of 542 snaps. He conceded 5 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and no sacks while playing at center.

In 2021 as a junior Smith saw action in 9 games and totaled 532 snaps. He gave up 12 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and 2 sacks while playing at center.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Has the agility, technique, and size to contribute early in his professional career. Quick, active hands to latch on to defenders.
  • Has the natural power to move defenders at the point of attack. Smith also has the agility and speed to get out in front and land blocks at the second level. He also shows a good understanding of angles when climbing to the second level.
  • Consistently keeps his feet sliding while maintaining power when dealing with speed, often sending speed rushers flying past the pocket
  • Smith does a nice job working with teammates to build the pocket, anchoring against bull rushers and displaying good awareness against stunts and twists.
  • In the run game, Smith explodes off the line of scrimmage and consistently gets out to the second level to do damage.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Light on his feet for a guard but doesn't possess the range or size to remain outside against NFL pass rushers.
  • Could be a liability against speed-to-power pass rushers early in his career.
  • A little bit underpowered as a run blocker, lacking the raw strength to generate push at the point of attack when going against NFL defensive linemen.
  • Can struggle to stay engaged, especially on the second level. His hand placement can be sloppy, costing him power.
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