Is DeSean Jackson the Next Steve Smith?

By NFLSportChannel
for NFLSportChannel.com

Published: April 16, 2009

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... like every other in recent memory, the Eagles were talking about acquiring a big name wide receiver.

Little did we know that in the second round, with the 49th pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, we would select the next Steve Smith. 

Steve Smith was selected in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft out of Utah.  The similarities between the two are striking.

 

Similarities

DeSean Jackson is listed as 5'11" and weighing 175 pounds.  Steve Smith is listed as 5'9" and weighing 185 pounds..both DeSean and Steve are little guys with lots of speed and big play-making ability.

Steve Smith has ran a 40 yard dash time of 4.38...very quick.  DeSean Jackson ran a 4.35 40 yard dash at the '08 combine.  Both guys have lightning speed!

In Smith's final year at Utah, he caught 34 passes for 743 yards and four touchdowns..not eye-popping stats..but what caught my attention was the 21.2 yards per ...

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