Shi Smith
Wide Receiver from South Carolina 2021 Scouting Report
Shi Smith
Height
5-10
Weight
190 lbs
College
South Carolina
Position
WR
Class
Senior
Home town
Union SC
36/100
Player Rating
101
PositionRank
4.46
FortyYD Time
Receptions
57
Rec YDs
633
Rec TDs
4
Rec AVG
11.1

Shi Smith WR South Carolina Scouting Report

Position rank: 101
40-yard dash time: 4.46-seconds
Height: 5-10, Weight: 190 lbs
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.

How other scouting services rate Shi Smith (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
210.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
54.0