Smith has been with the Jaguars since their inception, and he knows all too well about the team's checkered history with young wide receivers. Three of the team's first-round picks -- R. Jay Soward (2000), Reggie Williams (2004) and Matt Jones (2005) -- had their careers derailed by substance-abuse issues. Blackmon's Sunday morning DUI arrest had to be a nasty case of déjà vu.
You have to wonder what Smith is thinking now. Blackmon has yet to sign his rookie deal with the Jaguars, and it'll be interesting to see how the team approaches contract negotiations.
More likely is a four-year, market-value, fully guaranteed deal that includes provisions to remove the guarantees if Blackmon trips up again. Both sides are limited in negotiations here, given the new rules in place for rookie deals, but don't be surprised if the Jaguars explore every avenue in protecting themselves.
Smith has watched the Jaguars get burned before in this game. He'll do everything he can to make sure it doesn't happen again.