My Scouting Report for Devonta Smith




Devonta Smith

Team : Alabama Crimson Tide (FB) | Sports : Football | Position : WR | Status : Active | Location :United States

Player Scouting Report

Players Scouting Reviewer : TFriedlaender . Position :Wide Receiver [WR]

Category
Score
Comments
Speed
9.00
Really fast in a straight line, but also doesn't lose too much speed in and out of cuts
Pass Catching
8.60
Has great hands, catches with his hands instead of his body. Makes a lot of contested catches, but occasionally has some lapses in focus a drops easy catches.
Route Running
8.80
Goes in and out of his cuts so quickly, he runs a good amount of double move routes where he gets open a lot.
Strength
8.20
He is a slim 6'1 at 175 lbs so he gets pushed around, you see this when he is blocking. He is usually too fast for his lack of strength to affect his route running.
Vertical Ability
9.00
He jumps incredibly high when going for the football. He does a great job at high pointing the football on deep throws.
Run after Catch
9.20
He is amazing after the catch, able to take slants and screen passes all the way to the house. Really shifty and fast once he gets the ball.
Catching in Traffic
8.80
Has the ability to snag the ball off the top of the defenders head or go low and catch a ball with defender draped over him.
Big Play Ability
9.00
Really fast and shifty, he is a big play ready to happen.
Durability
8.50
Played in 34 games in the past 3 years.
Toughness
0.00
Productivity
8.50
Has gotten better each year and had over 1,000 yards and 14 TD's last year.
Character
0.00
Deep Threat
9.00
Really great at high pointing deep balls over defenders, has the speed to get over the top of the coverage.
Over the Middle
9.00
Really shifty and fast over the middle, consistently breaks slants in cutting routes for long TD's.
Intangibles
0.00
Consistency
0.00
Strengths
He is amazing once he has the ball in his hands, they get him the ball on screens, slants and drags the most. He is able to take short quick routes and break them for long TD's, with his shiftiness and speed. When he goes deep it is usually on a double move, he is so quick in and out of his cuts that he easily shakes defenders on the double moves. He is an effortless athlete and is able to high point the football over defenders with his great vertical leap.
Weaknesses
The big weakness in his game is his strength, you can see when he tries to block LB's or even big DB's he struggles because he is less than 200 lbs. He also can tend to have some lapses in focus when going for an easy catch, he looks like he is thinking about running before he makes the catch.
Overall Analysis
He has incredible athleticism, so fast, and can jump really high. He makes contested catches over defenders and with defenders over him, and can take any throw and turn it into a big play. He breaks a lot of slants, and screens for TD's and uses double moves to get open over the top. The one thing that concerns me is his weight and strength, he needs to put on some muscle at the next level. My projection: 1st round
Compares to
Odell Beckham Jr., Amari Cooper
potential
-40
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak