Shi Smith
Shi Smith  WR  South Carolina | NFL Draft 2021 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Shi Smith
Height
5-10
Weight
190
College
South Carolina
Position
WR
Class
Senior
Home town
Union
36.0/100
Player Rating
91
PositionRank (WR)
4.46
FortyYD Time
Receptions
57
Rec YDs
633
Rec TDs
4
Rec AVG
11.1

Shi Smith WR South Carolina | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Shi Smith WR South Carolina
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Slot Receiver
Last Updated: 03/02/2021
Draft Year: 2021
40 time: 4.46 seconds (66%*)
Age: 25.7 DOB: 10/26/1998
Measurables:
Height: 5-10 (13%*) Weight: 190 (22%*)
Forty: 4.46 (O) (66%*)
0% 100%
(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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ROLE: Slot Receiver
Last Updated: 03/02/2021
Draft Year: 2021
40 time: 4.46 seconds (66%*)
Age: 25.7 DOB: 10/26/1998
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 5-10 (13%*) Weight: 190 (22%*)
Forty: 4.46 (O) (66%*)
(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: 36.0 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
79%
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QB Rating When targeted: 93.9
Hands:
56%
Short Receiving:
65%
Intermediate Routes:
70%
Deep Threat:
67%
Blocking:
49%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #604 Position rank: #91
College Games: 32 College Snaps: 1612
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 83/100
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 93 Stars 247 RATING: 93/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.8 (95%)
Carolina Panthers Drafted: 2021: ROUND: 6 - Pick Number: 204 (CAR)
Strengths
  • Has the strong hands any NFL wide receiver coach and quarterback would covet. Tracks the deep ball over either shoulder and brings in passes fluidly without breaking stride downfield.
  • Balanced, savvy route runner with top field awareness, setting up and selling routes beautifully.
  • Often used on deep routes, getting separation down the sideline or over the middle on crossing routes by extending his arms rather than pure speed.
  • He is quicker than fast and lacks elite wheels to simply blow by defenders, but he has good football speed.
  • Does not possess top breakaway speed, though he's rarely caught from behind.
Weaknesses
  • Doesn't look like much physically with a smallish frame and little room to get much bigger
  • Needs to refine his routes and become a better all-around receiver. Has some ball security concerns. Durability concerns because of his size.
  • Has only average height and overall length. Lacks initial burst off the line of scrimmage and has more build-up speed than track wheels. Limited explosiveness and flexibility and will struggle to separate against pro defensive backs
  • Does not own elite speed. Freezes at times when trying to juke defenders in space. Walls off his man as a blocker, allowing them to shed and make the play outside.
  • Doesn't have the size to consistently win on the outside, but can be productive working the middle of the field and as a return man.
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How other scouting services rate Shi Smith (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
210.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
35.0
*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.