Photo of Tye Smith
Drafted By: Seahawks

Combine Results

4.9 ?
  • 4.60 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 15 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 124.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.97 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 3.96 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Pete Carroll loves developing defensive backs and Tye Smith possesses slot-corner traits. He showed comfort in zone coverage at Towson and has the twitch and closing ability to finish plays. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'0" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 195LBS. Weight
  • 8 3/4" Hands


2014: First-team All-CAA. Started all 12 games. 2013: Second-team All-CAA. Played in all 16 games with 15 starts. 2012: Started all 11 games at cornerback. 2011: Played in 11 games with four starts. Started four of final five games.

Pro Day Results

40-yard dash: 4.51 and 4.61 seconds
Vertical jump: 34 inches
Broad jump: 10 feet, 4 inches



Shows some closing speed. Good awareness in zone coverage, with length to challenge the catch. Will hit open-field receiver with some force. Hard worker. Brings competitive attitude to the field.


Looks rail thin in the uniform. Skinny through entire lower body. No sand in his pants to take on physical wide receivers. Complete non-factor tackling size on perimeter. Play strength is a major issue for him. A little sloppy opening up out of press.

Draft Projection


Bottom Line

Average athletic traits with decent ball skills but a substantial deficiency in play strength. West Virginia peppered Smith with hitches to wide receiver Kevin White and Smith was unable to respond favorably. He can make it into a camp, but likely lacks enough meat on his bones to become a roster factor.
-Lance Zierlein
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.