Photo of Garrison Smith
Grade
4.72 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'1" Height
  • 310LBS. Weight

Overview

2013: Started in all 13 games he played in. Had 63 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and six sacks. 2012: Played in 14 games, making eight starts. Totaled 57 tackles, two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery. 2011: Played in 14 games with two starts, making 22 tackles and three tackles for loss. 2010: Appeared in seven games.

Analysis

Strengths

Versatile -- lined up as a three-technique, played some nose tackle and base end. Flashes some strength and agility to keep working to come free.

Weaknesses

Short, squatty and undersized. Marginal athletic ability. Makes few plays laterally and is late to arrive. Struggles to control blockers. Is late to locate the ball -- does not feel blocking pressure and stays blocked. Motor runs hot and cold. Very limited closing speed. Minimal pass-rush potential.

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Tough, try-hard, slow-footed plodder. Make plays at him, but does not distinguish his play in any way. Offers some versatility and will have to fend for a job in a rotation.
-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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