Smith, who measures 6-foot-2, 248 pounds, has an opportunity to learn behind starter Kyle Rudolph, who enters his ninth season, and could be groomed as Rudolph's eventual successor.
"Smith has an excellent blend of size, athleticism, ball skills and toughness," Jeremiah wrote. "He lines up inline, as a wing or split out. He has a nice burst off the line and is a fluid route runner. He tracks the ball naturally and has reliable hands."
The tight end finished his college career with 58 catches for 838 yards and 10 touchdowns, and went out with a bang in 2018 when he set a school single-season record for touchdown catches by a tight end with seven. He was also a second-team All-SEC selection last year.