Maurice Smith
Maurice Smith  C  Florida State | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Maurice Smith
Height
6-3
Weight
296
College
Florida State
Position
C
Class
Junior
Home town
Miami, FL
61.7/100
Player Rating
45
PositionRank (OL)
5.2
FortyYD Time

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

Maurice Smith C Florida State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: Center
Last Updated: 04/17/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 5.20 seconds (62%*)
Measurables:
Height: 6-3 (41%*) Weight: 296 (22%*)
Forty: 5.20 (O) (62%*) Shuttle: 4.94 (HS) (17%*)
Vertical: 25.5 (HS) (23%*)
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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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SUB-POSITION: Center
Last Updated: 04/17/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 5.20 seconds (62%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-3 (41%*) Weight: 296 (22%*)
Forty: 5.20 (O) (62%*) Shuttle: 4.94 (HS) (17%*)
Vertical: 25.5 (HS) (23%*)
(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: 61.7 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
74%
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Pass Blocking:
66%
Run Blocking:
66%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #232 Position rank: #45
College Games: 44 College Snaps: 2715
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 77/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 83 Stars 247 RATING: 83/100
Ovr Rank: #1093
College Combine Results
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.6 (92%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Ryan Walk - Oregon
95%
Jake Andrews - Troy
94%
Nick Brahms - Auburn
89%
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 a total of 180 snaps for the Seminoles. He allowed just 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.

In 2022 as a senior Smith saw action in 11 games and played a total of 731 snaps for the Seminoles. He allowed 7 QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing at center.

In 2023 as a fifth year senior Smith saw action in 11 games and played a total of 679 snaps for the Seminoles. He allowed 12 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and 2 sacks while playing at center.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Understands angles and plays with good leverage. Smith has long arms and heavy hands, using them effectively in pass protection, and Smith has a strong enough initial punch to get an edge on quick sets.
  • Does a nice job on the second level, moving upfield quickly and showing the flexibility and balance to land blocks in space.
  • Shows good initial burst after the snap, with the ability to sink his hips and generate movement. He’s a heady and savvy pass protector, capable of making calls and setting protections at the line of scrimmage.
  • Gets everything out of his adequate size and frame with good length. Added bulk to his frame and flashes functional strength to get a good push in the run game.
  • Smith moves much better than his relatively squat, square frame would suggest. Fluid and flexible, he’s capable of moving in space and latching on to moving targets at the second level.
  • Shows excellent awareness against twists and stunts, and he has the strong, flexible core and wide base to catch and handle moving defenders.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Has enough power in the run game, but at times Smith seems to lack a mean streak.
  • Has fairly heavy feet, struggling to mirror against quicker defenders. Smith lacks the range to get out as an effective puller, and he can often look stiff when moving out into space and zeroing in on bodies.
  • Lacks foot speed to be a major threat as a lead blocker outside. Inconsistent latching on and gets lazy, bending at the waist.

Maurice Smith percentiles vs other Centers (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Maurice Smith (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
231.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
45.0
*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.