Draft Profile: BioTim Smith from Sebastian River High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Smith joined Alabama after being heavily recruited.
In 2020 as a freshman Smith saw action in 10 games and played a total of 163 snaps for the Crimson Tide. He recorded only 9 tackles, 4 assists, while adding 9 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 3 total pressures, which included no QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and one sack on the season.
As a sophomore for the Crimson Tide in 2021 Smith played in 15 games and took part in 282 snaps for the Crimson Tide. He recorded 13 tackles, 5 assists, while adding 10 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 11 total pressures, and 9 QB hurries, no QB hits, and 2 sacks during the year.
In 2022 as a junior Smith played in 12 games and contributed on 324 snaps. He recorded 10 tackles, 3 assists while making 8 stops.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Rarely goes to the ground, showing good balance from his high school wrestling days.
- He’s extremely thick through the lower body, and Smith uses his natural leverage to win at the point of attack, often requiring a double team.
- With a powerful lower body and the ability to hold up at the point of attack as a run defender, he is remarkably instinctive.
- Quick first step with fluid movements off the ball. Highly competitive and fierce, showing relentless effort to the pocket with a nonstop motor
- Shows a natural feel for setting up blockers and getting them off-balance. His hands are active and violent, and he quickly disengages with blockers and counters when his initial move stalls.
- He’s ready for the physicality of the NFL; he has a stout build, strong core and powerful limbs to step in right away as a three-down player.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- He’s a straight-line mover who doesn’t have the range to chase in pursuit.
- Smith is on the short side, and Smith too often relies on his ability to overpower blockers rather than developing a repertoire of pass-rush moves.
- Lacks the ability to be a true edge burner. While he was able to physically overpower opponents at the college, he will have to develop a wider repertoire of moves in the pros.
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