Photo of Brett Smith
Grade
5.1 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'1" Height
  • 30 1/2" Arm Length
  • 205LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Analysis

Strengths

Good-sized hands. Quick arm and feet. Plenty athletic to roll the pocket, escape or scramble. Very good foot speed for a quarterback. Functional short-to-intermediate accuracy. Flashes touch. Shows improvisational skills. Likes to play and it shows. Recorded a 10-foot, 8-inch broad jump at his pro day. Mature, humble and confident. Productive three-year starter. Two-time team captain.

Weaknesses

Slightly undersized -- lacks ideal height and bulk for the position. Unpolished footwork and mechanics -- needs to be coached up in this area. Gets happy feet and throws off balance. Inconsistent, high-effort delivery -- shows some rigidity in his release and struggles to drill velocity throws on a line. Balls come out of his hand with loose wobble. Operated exclusively out of the shotgun and will require patience adapting to pro-style, progression passing.

Draft Projection

Round 7

Bottom Line

Athletic, competitive, rough-around-the-edges backyard quarterback who left school a year early and did not garner a combine invite. His mechanics will never be used as clinic tape (often was under duress, causing his footwork and fundamentals to deteriorate), and he would benefit from time on the practice squad, but Smith does have enough talent and moxie to warrant developmental consideration as a potential backup down the road.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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