Irv Smith Jr. Age, Height and Weight
Player: Irv Smith Jr.
Position: Tight end
Weight: 240 lbs
College: Alabama Crimson Tide
It goes without saying that Irv Smith Jr's passer rating when targeted this season was pretty ridiculous as he led SEC tight ends. pic.twitter.com/koKw6fIfa2— PFF College (@PFF_College) February 16, 2019
Irv Smith Jr. Stats
Irv Smith Jr. was a beast in his first full season as the unquestioned starter in Tuscaloosa last year, amassing 710 receiving yards and seven touchdowns on a ridiculous 16.1 yards per reception. Smith also showed he's capable of making explosive plays, scoring two touchdowns of more than 65 yards last season. Furthermore, Smith proved he's a versatile player, showing success as both a run blocker and a pass catcher last season.
While Smith isn't quite the physical specimen that former Alabama Crimson Tide tight end O.J. Howard was before him, Smith's still an extremely valuable TE asset. Much like Jordan Reed, Smith is an excellent route runner and excels creating yards after the catch.
That being said, he doesn't project as a top-flight tight end like T.J. Hockenson in this year's draft class. He doesn't have the dominant wingspan or athleticism that Travis Kelce or Rob Gronkowski posses either, which often showed up on contested passes.
Irv Smith Jr. Highlights
Irv Smith Jr. NFL Draft Projection
Late First Round to Mid-Second Round.
I’ve seen some mocks that have the Patriots taking TE Irv Smith Jr. 樂— Bryan (@BBBryan000) February 11, 2019
Irv Smith Jr. Draft Predictions
Similarly, Travis Kelce is turning 30 years old next October, and he has dealt with serious injuries in the past, so the Kansas City Chiefs might want an insurance plan at tight end this season. Furthermore, the Jacksonville Jaguars are likely replacing Blake Bortles this offseason, and adding Smith would give this potential QB replacement a solid security blanket.
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