Tykee Smith
Tykee Smith  SS  Georgia | NFL Draft 2022 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Tykee Smith
Height
5-10
Weight
198 lbs
College
Georgia
Position
SS
Class
Junior
Home town
Philadelphia PA
83.6/100
Player Rating
13
PositionRank
4.5
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
Tackles
5
Sol tackles
4

Tykee Smith SS Georgia | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Tykee Smith SS Georgia
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

40 time: 4.50 seconds
Height: 5-10 Weight: 198 lbs
Position rank: #13
College Games Played: 23
College Snap Count: 1142
College Recruiting Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating Stars (77/100)
Recruiting Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating Stars (77/100)
Recruiting Rank: #97 Recruiting Position Rank: #78
Recruiting Position Rank: #78
Recruiting State Rank: #15
Recruiting State Rank: #15
College Combine Results
DRAFT GRADE - ROUND: 3rd
Overall Rating: 83.6 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
80%
Run Defense:
71%
Coverage:
74%
Zone:
73%
Man/Press:
72%
Draft Profile: Bio
Smith played in 22 games in his first two seasons in Morgantown. In 12 games as a freshman, he piled up 51 total tackles 2.5 tackles for loss, a sack, and two interceptions. He returned one of those interceptions 19 yards for a touchdown and forced one fumble. In 10 games as a sophomore, Smith totaled 61 total tackles and eight tackles for loss while breaking up five passes and intercepting two. He helped the Mountaineers field the nation's No. 1 pass defense in yards-per-game average and No. 10 pass defense in yards averaged per pass attempt. He was honored as a third-team All-American by the Associated Press. He was a member of the All-Big 12 honorable mention team. He earned Freshman All-American honors in 2019. Smith is a preseason first-team All-American for Pro Football Focus and a second-team All-American for Sporting News.
He may crack the first round, but probably will go high in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Physical run supporter in the Antoine Winfield mold with short-area explosiveness to leave his mark on ballcarriers.
  • Closes to the ball quite well and possesses the hands to snatch throws away from his frame.
  • Aware in the red zone, stays on the back line to take away fade throws. Capable of making quarterbacks pay for late throws.
  • Competes for the ball and has good anticipation skills and hand-eye coordination.
  • Good instincts and anticipation reads and reacts with discipline. Dangerous with the ball in his hands.
  • Gives up his body in run support with a very good closing burst.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Inconsistent getting off of blocks. Can be a step slow to react when a quarterback comes back to his side of the field late in progression.
  • Has tense ankles and hips with choppy footwork when attempting to redirect and doesn't always look natural changing directions.
  • Needs to tighten his angles in pursuit. Needs to show better tackling technique to consistently finish.
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How other scouting services rate Tykee Smith (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
74.3
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
23.0