Feb 19, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Ohio State wide receiver Devin Smith speaks to the media at the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
32. Devin Smith, WR (OSU)
From the Ohio State University comes this tough wide receiver that can take the top off of any defense. Devin Smith has a lot of potential. While I don’t know that he’ll ever become a true number one, he will be a productive target down the field and in the red zone for whomever drafts him.
Smith is a 6-0 receiver who weighs in just under 200 pounds. What his frame lacks he makes up for with really good speed and excellent vertical ability. Smith ran a 4.42 40 yard dash and a 39 inch vertical jump at the NFL Combine.
What Smith needs to show is that he can be more than just a deep route runner. He isn’t the most polished receiver in terms of sharp and meticulous route running. Smith has the potential to be a great wide receiver, but he could also be nothing more than a slot receiver who beats you down the seam.
Smith put on a show in the first ever College Football Playoffs, on the way to a Buckeyes championship. In his last three games as a Buckeye he put the world on notice. In the Big 10 Championship he had three touchdowns and 137 yards receiving on just 4 receptions. In the Sugar Bowl he had two receptions for 87 yards and a touchdown. In the National Championship he had only one catch but it went for 45 yards.
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