Jimmy Smith Scouting Report
Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith - Colorado (HT: 6-2¼ - WT: 211)
Combine 40: 4.46 - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 3 of 45

Positives: Great mix of size and speed, has a tall frame and a very fast top gear... Is a consistent wrap-up tackler, will not deliver the big hit or drive ball carriers back, but does a good job of wrapping at the waist and not letting go... Is a very athletic player, appears to be smooth when changing directions, flows well to the ball... Has experience in press coverage, jams receivers with a good hand pop, plays more physical at the line than thin frame would suggest... Does a very good job of playing the ball with the correct hand, does not open body to the ball when he knows he won't get to it, avoids giving up a lot of big plays because of that... Has pretty good instincts and awareness, is quick to distinguish between pass and run plays, even when lined up in press coverage... Has very good body control when attacking the ball in the air, has a solid vertical leap and will meet the ball at the highest point... Has the potential to be a very good man-to-man lockdown corner in the NFL, moderate to high upside at the position.

Negatives: College production could have been better, only recorded three interceptions in four years... Appears a little thin, might struggle against receivers with bigger frames in the NFL, appears to have a lack of leverage when making tackles... Looks a little stiff in the hips when opening up out of close man coverage, needs to work on getting a little lower in his backpedal and exploding out of it when changing directions... Sometimes takes a little too long to locate the ball in the air, ball skills could be a little better... Needs to work on zone coverage, does not read plays off the ball as well as he does when in press coverage... Has a number of minor character concerns stemming from off-the-field incidents including drug and alcohol charges, although said indiscretions occurred early in his college career.

  164 127 37 0 1 3 0 2
2007 Colorado   6 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 1
2008 Colorado   38 28 10 0 0 1 0 0 1
2009 Colorado   52 40 12 1 0 0 2 0 0
2010 Colorado   68 55 13 0 0 0 0 0

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