Photo of Jonnu Smith
Drafted By: Titans

Combine Results

Grade
5.58 ?
  • 4.62 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 22 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 38.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 127.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 4.18 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.57 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"Really solid football player ... Competes well enough. He's more of a move H-back, but he will block. He runs well, catches the football well, he's one of those guys that I don't think he has an elite physical trait, but he does everything pretty darn well." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'3" Height
  • 32 7/8" Arm Length
  • 248LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

The son of the late Wayne Smith has been a find for FIU as a three-star recruit and first-team All-County pick (as well as a weightlifter) from Ocala. He was an honorable mention All-Conference USA pick in his freshman year, leading the Panthers with 39 receptions (for 388 yards, two TDs). Smith was a first-team all-conference pick in 2014 as his team's leading receiver (61-710, eight TDs), and led all tight ends nationally with those statistics. His last two seasons at FIU had their ups and downs, as he only played eight games as a junior (36-397, four TDs), missing the final four games due to a sprained knee. Smith was then named first-team All-Conference USA in 2016 (42-506, four TDs), but missed the end of the year when his pregnant girlfriend doused him with a pot of boiling water during an argument.

Analysis

Strengths

Plays with urgency and looks to squeeze the most out of each play. Flashes an electric burst up the field and into his routes. Seam buster with ability to race over top of the linebacker and into a throwing window quickly. Plays fast. Talented, competitive runner after the catch. Mashes the gas and can run away from linebackers. Loose hips with slick lateral side step after the catch. Has ability to work on all three levels. Competitive high school weight lifter with good functional strength as a blocker. Shows willingness to handle the heavy lifting as zone scheme blocker. Uses good angles and timing in his combination blocks.

Weaknesses

Body catcher who doesn't trust his own hands. Has dropped 10 passes over the last two seasons with too many double catches. Needs to do a better job of helping his QB by working to the ball and shielding. Gets grinded on by redirects out of his release into routes. Needs to learn how to adjust routes or disengage earlier. Not a convincing route runner and just kind of goes through the motion rather than selling fakes. Undersized for an in-line option. Frame may not be able to carry additional weight.

Draft Projection

Round 4

NFL Comparison

Delanie Walker

Bottom Line

Athletic tight end with four years of pass-catching production and experience as an in-line blocker. Smith is electric after the catch and has the speed to attack all three levels of the field, but his inconsistent hands could hold him back. Smith's lack of size will likely push him into a "move tight end" role, but he's a more effective blocker in the zone game than many who have been asked to do it on the pro level.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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