NFL Draft Scouting Report: Anthony Smith


Posted Nov 15, 2005


Anthony Smith\S\Syracuse

Full Name: Anthony Smith         School: Syracuse

Ht: 5-11.5    Wt: 194     40: 4.59     Yr: 4Sr

Pos: Explosive safety who plays with a great degree of suddenness. Does an excellent job patrolling center field, makes plays sideline-to-sideline and fast closing to the action. Possesses a nice move to the ball and has a feel for coverage. Tough and plays injured. Works to get off blocks and supports the run. Outstanding special teams player. Constantly around the action.

Neg: Marginal size\speed numbers. Not strong at the point and has tackles broken. Occasionally bites on the play action pass.

Analysis: Smart and dependable, Smith is a true leader on the football field, making plays in a variety of ways. Possesses ordinary upside for the next level yet could nicely fit in as a nickel or dime back.



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