Tre'Quan Smith

Central Florida
WR

Prospect Info

College
Central Florida
Hometown
Class
Delray Beach, FL
r-Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 2"
203 lbs
33 3/8”
Hands
9 1/2”

Prospect Grade

5.53
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
New Orleans
Saints
Round 3 ‧ Pick 27
40 Yard Dash
4.49
Seconds
 
Bench Press
12
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
37.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
130.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
6.97
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.5
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
11.88
Seconds
 
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UCF grabbed national headlines for their three-year turnaround from winless squad to self-proclaimed national champions in 2017. Smith's name appeared on the national radar during the team's undefeated campaign, but his talent has always been there. He was a three-star recruit and Palm Beach Post All-Area pick for two seasons, as well as a district champion in the 400-meter sprint for his high school track team. Several schools around the country offered him, but he stayed in-state to play for UCF. Smith redshirted his first year on campus and was the team's Scout Team Player of the Year. In 2015, American Athletic Conference coaches named him the league's Rookie of the Year after catching 52 passes for 724 yards and four touchdowns on a winless team. He started all 13 games in 2016, leading UCF with 57 receptions for 852 yards and five scores as the team crept into respectability. He completed his career in Orlando with a first-team all-conference junior campaign, starting all 13 games and covering 1,171 yards and scoring 13 times on 59 catches. With head coach Scott Frost heading back to Nebraska after the season, Smith decided it was time to try his luck at the next level.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 4-5
NFL Comparison
Tajae Sharpe
Overview
Smith possesses average NFL size, but unusually long arms. While there is clearly room for more consistency with finishing catches outside his frame, he does have the ball skills and ability to go up and over opponents to win the downfield throws. Smith's easy acceleration in space creates workable advantages early in routes, but he'll need to keep improving on his press release technique. Smith should challenge for a spot at WR4/WR5, but his his ceiling is a little limited.
Strengths
  • Smooth accelerator with gliding strides
  • Has early acceleration to create sudden throwing windows against off-man
  • Saw 78 percent of his catches go for a first down in 2017
  • Possesses rare arm length for a receiver
  • Flashes plus ball skills
  • Uses wingspan and leaping ability to consistently win the high-point
  • Once defender is stacked, he won't let them off the hook
  • Will down-gear and find proper positioning when tracking underthrown deep balls
  • Has the ability to make necessary in-air adjustments
  • Effective use of size as a blocker
  • Does his part to impact running game
Weaknesses
  • Athletic press defenders can put him in early sand out of release
  • Needs to play stronger at the top of his routes to shake harassing man coverage
  • Routes need more consistent play speed and better salesmanship
  • Despite arm length, catch radius and consistency is disappointing
  • Needs to get better at finishing catches outside his frame
  • Allowed too many catchable balls to slip away against Deatrick Nichols
  • Concentration and hand-eye can take a downturn when he's contested

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league