Telvin Smith   #50 LB

Height: 6-3   Weight: 215   Age: 26

Born: 4/11/1991 Valdosta , GA

College: Florida State

Experience: 5th season

High School: Lowndes HS [Valdosta, GA]

TCKL

102

SCK

1.0

FF

1

INT

3

Combine 2014

Combine
Stats:

  • 40 Yard Dash4.52 Secs
  • Vertical Jump31.5 inches
  • Broad Jump119.0 inches

Strengths

Fiery on-field emotional leader. Plays with passion and it shows -- beelines to the ball and brings energy to the defense. Very good eyes, anticipation and instincts -- sniffs out screens, takes good cut-off angles and negotiates through traffic easily. Plays downhill and often arrives behind the line of scrimmage before ball carriers see him. Outstanding functional football-playing speed. Fluid mover. Outstanding closing speed to the ball. Reliable open-field tackler -- runs through contact. Good coverage skill -- shadows receivers and has a feel for zones. Very likeable, gregarious personality that can unite a locker room and command the LB group. Has been very durable (despite lack of thickness). Has learned what it means to work, and football comes easy to him.

Weaknesses

Despite contributing immediately in college, has been only a one-year full-time starter. Wiry and needs to add bulk to his narrow frame to withstand the rigors of NFL contact -- is almost built like a free safety. Is not a strong, drive-through tackler -- tends to go low. Average hand use and play strength. Could struggle matching up with bigger, more physical tight ends.

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