Dawuane Smoot   #94 DE

Height: 6-3   Weight: 264   Age: 24

Born: 3/2/1995 Columbus , OH

College: Illinois

Experience: 3rd season

High School: Groveport Madison HS [Groveport, OH]









Combine 2017


  • Vertical Jump29.5 inches
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.39 secs
  • 3 Cone Drill7.18 secs
  • 40 Yard Dash4.77 Secs
  • Broad Jump117.0 inches


Well-conditioned with willing motor to pursue across the field. Strong closing burst closes out quarterbacks in the pocket and running backs down the line of scrimmage. Acclaimed high school hurdler with plus agility, loose hips and nimble feet. Works to stay ahead of reach blocks and contain the edge. Able to knife through gaps and create disruption in backfield. Uses dip and rip when he senses he can turn the corner. Speed-to-power ability when given a runway. Good lateral quickness and would benefit from twisting scheme that allows him to operate in space. Able to redirect suddenly. Can play with hand in the ground or standing. Takes swipes at the ball; forced four fumbles over last two seasons at Illinois. Played for defensive guru Lovie Smith in 2016.


Needs to improve skill level and become more consistent with hands as a pass rusher. Average upfield burst to challenge the edge. Face-up rusher with issues cornering edge with snug turn. Rushes without much of a plan and relatively few counter attacks. Was swallowed up by North Carolina right tackle Jon Heck, an inferior athlete. Needs more sand in his pants. Struggles to set a hard edge and can be kicked out by quality tackles. Not enough wins against man-to-man matchups. Very small hands for the position.