Jaylon Smith   #54 MLB

Height: 6-2   Weight: 248   Age: 24

Born: 6/14/1995 Fort Wayne , IN

College: Notre Dame

Experience: 3rd season

High School: Bishop Luers HS [Fort Wayne, IN]

TCKL

121

SCK

4.0

FF

2

INT

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Draft 2016

Pick No.34

Selected By: Dallas Cowboys

Round: 2

Pick (Overall): 3 (34)

Pick Analysis: Heading into the Fiesta Bowl, Smith was considered one of the best defenders in the country and a sure-fire elite prospect in the 2016 NFL Draft. He tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee during the teamís loss to Ohio State, however, placing some doubt on whether he would apply for early entry. The 2015 consensus All-American decided he had done enough in his college career, however, deciding to put his name in the hat despite the intense rehabilitation ahead of him. Smith became the second player to win both the high school and college Butkus Awards as the nationís top linebacker, joining former Notre Dame star Manti Te'o, by leading the Irish with 113 tackles, nine of which went for losses. It was the second straight season Smith topped the defensive stats chart in tackles (112) and made nine TFLs. In his first year on campus, Smith started all 13 games, making 67 stops, 6.5 for loss. It is expected that Smith will bounce back from his knee surgery to become the athletic, explosive defender that wowed scouts over the past three years.

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  1. 2015 College Highlights: Jaylon Smith

    Published: Feb. 19, 2016 at 09:42 p.m.

    Check out some highlights from Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith.

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