Tre’Quan Smith Draft Profile

Tre'Quan Smith draft profile

Strengths:

  • Speed
  • Possesses rare arm length for a receiver
  • Plus ball skills
  • Saw 78 percent of his catches go for a first down in 2017
  • Uses wingspan and leaping ability to consistently win the high-point
  • Has the ability to make necessary in-air adjustments
  • Effective use of size as a blocker
  • Positive impact on the running game

Analysis: Tre-Quan 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. 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. He is a willing and solid blocker in the running game and has allowed backs to break long runs due to his blocking continuously down the field. Plus ball skills.

Weaknesses:

  • Struggles against press coverage
  • Needs to play stronger at the top of his routes to shake harassing man coverage
  • Routes need more consistent play speed and better salesmanship
  • Needs to get better at finishing catches outside his frame
  • Allowed too many catchable balls to slip away
  • Concentration and hand-eye can take a downturn when he’s contested

Analysis: Tre’Quan Smith’s play doesn’t jump off the page, but he does everything well without a lot of gaping holes in his game. One thing he will need to work on right away is his matchup with press corners. Smith’s easy acceleration in space creates workable advantages early in routes, but he’ll need to keep improving on his press release technique. He can get jammed at the line of scrimmage and be ridden off his spot, never getting it back the entire play. He needs to ‘sell’ his routes better, more finesse in his route running is needed. Focus and concentration need to be looked at to improve his catch ability.

Size: 6’1 210lbs

Draft Grade: 6th Round

NFL Comparison: Leonte Carroo

Draft Projection: Round 4-6

https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/900339956.jpg.0.jpg?fit=1024%2C683&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/900339956.jpg.0.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1Dan SchalkAmerican AthleticNFLNFL DraftRecent PostsAAC,NFL,NFL Draft,Tre-Quan Smith,Tre'Quan Smith,UCF Golden Knights,WRTre'Quan Smith Draft Profile Strengths: Speed Possesses rare arm length for a receiver Plus ball skills Saw 78 percent of his catches go for a first down in 2017 Uses wingspan and leaping ability to...