Dawuane Smoot – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Dawuane Smoot

DE

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
DE Illinois 91 SR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'3 268 4.83 6'3 264 33 1/4 9 1/4

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.77 29.5 9'9 21* 7.18 4.39

Overview:

Smoot did a great job in the pass rushing area, with 16.5 career sacks, along with 38.5 tackles for loss, with a total of 137 tackles. He has good speed, and he has good size. He is a disruptive defender, and he gets great pressure on the quarterback He is a solid pass rusher, and a play maker on defense. He does get caught up at the line of scrimmage with bigger lineman at times. But Smoot is a guy I think can play defensive end in a 4-3, or outside linebacker in a 3-4, I expect Smoot to be a day 2 pick, likely in the late 2nd, to early 3rd round are.

Strengths:

Tackling machine

Sack machine

Has good size

Has good speed

A solid pass rusher

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

Is a disruptive defender

A play maker on defense

Gets great pressure on the QB

Does a great job of getting the QB and backs down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Weaknesses:

Gets caught up at the line of scrimmage with bigger lineman at times

Career Stats:

Games Played: 44

Tackles: 137

Tackles For Loss: 38.5

Sacks: 16.5

Pass Breakups: 6