Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Devin Smith needs time to develop into a complete receiver

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With the 37th pick in this year’s NFL Draft, the New York Jets infused some much-needed speed into their offense by drafting Ohio State wide receiver Devin Smith. Smith ran a 4.42 40-yard dash at 6-0, 196 pounds during the NFL combine, and will bring impressive play-making skills to a Jets offense that was lacking a deep threat to complement top-notch possession receivers Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker.

Many questioned the diversity of Smith’s route tree after a senior season that saw him catch just 33 passes, although he turned those opportunities into 931 yards and 12 touchdowns. One thing is obvious when watching Smith, and it’s that he can make an immediate impact at the NFL level as a field stretcher.

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