Jason Smith: NFL Draft Player Preview

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Published: March 13, 2009


... end. He had six catches for 70 yards and one touchdown as a redshirt freshman.

After flashing exciting potential as a sophomore and junior, Smith's play ascended to another level in 2008. He started on the right side as a sophomore in 2006, and missed time at left tackle in 2007 with a strained MCL.

He was named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 as a junior. Smith's play earned him All-American honors in 2008—the first BU offensive lineman to be honored since 1980.

Jason Smith is a raw prospect at this time, compared to some of the other left tackles in this draft. If he is impressive in postseason All-Star games, workouts, and interviews, Smith has the upside to vault to the top of the class.

He had an arm span of 33 3/4 inches, and a hand span of 9 3/4 inches at the combine.

He may go No. 2 Overall to the St. Louis Rams.


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