Harrison Smith Scouting Report

6′ 1″ 212 • Strong Safety • Notre Dame

Pros:

  • Prototypical size for a Safety
  • Good straight line speed
  • Covers ground quickly
  • Long wingspan
  • Instinctive; Leader on the field
  • Closes with confidence
  • Reads and reacts
  • Downhill attacking style of play
  • Can play both Safety spots

Cons:

  • Stiff in space
  • Fails to turn and run smoothly
  • Can be too aggressive at times
  • Struggles in man-to-man coverage
  • Will miss some tackles

MockDraft 101′s Opinion:

  • Smith is a naturally solid SS. Played some OLB early in his career and has an attacking downhill nature to him. Can play both Safety’s spot, but with his trouble at man-to-man coverage is most likely limited to SS. Can be inconsistent at times, but if an NFL team can get him to play more hot than cold, he should be a solid starter in this league. Should hear his name called in round 2 of the draft. 
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