De’Veon Smith NFL Draft Profile
Size: 5’11 220lbs
- North-South runner
- Keeps legs moving
- Finishes runs
Analysis: De’Veon Smith is a big back with ample vision to find running lanes. He is comfortable and efficient on inside zone plays, running decisively. North-south runner who rarely dances. He drives his legs through contact to finish, gaining those extra yards once initially contacted by defenders.
- Below average play speed
- Not a tackle breaker
Analysis: De’Veon Smith has the size to hang in the NFL, but ultimately his play speed will haunt him. He lacks pro acceleration needed to escape NFL linebackers to the edge, let alone defensive backs and safeties catching him. Watching him find the running lane is solid, but he fails to burst through the lane with conviction—usually getting swallowed up before he can get to the second level. He needs it blocked up on first level to have an impact. Below average eluding tacklers in the hole.
NFL Comparison: Khiry Robinson
Draft Projection: Round 7https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/deveon-smith-nfl-draft-profile/https://i0.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/6_3885564.jpg?fit=620%2C320&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/6_3885564.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NFLNFL DraftRecent PostsDe'Veon Smith,Michigan Wolverines,NFL,NFL DraftDe'Veon Smith-RB-Michigan Size: 5'11 220lbs Strengths: Size Vision North-South runner Keeps legs moving Finishes runs Analysis: De'Veon Smith is a big back with ample vision to find running lanes. He is comfortable and efficient on inside zone plays,...Dan SchalkDan Schalkmyfantasysportstalk@gmail.comAdministratorDan Schalk is a sports enthusiast with degrees in Sports Coaching and Sports Management. He founded MyFantasySportsTalk in July of 2014 to bring a new platform to the sports media industry and allow various sports fans across the country have their voices be heard. Hailing from Buffalo, NY the land of the real chicken wing, you can stay up-to-date with Dan on Twitter @ffsportstalk You can also check some of Dan's work at Fantasypros.com, as he covers the Houston Astros as a team correspondent.MyFantasySportsTalk