Jaylon Smith – 2016 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Jaylon Smith

ILB

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
ILB Notre Dame 9 JR 4-3 Base

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

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'3 230 4.67 6'2 223 33 9 1/2

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

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
DNP DNP DNP 24* DNP DNP

Overview:

Smith has great size, he is a tacking machine, he creates havoc for opposing offenses, and is just a disruptive defender. He is also a play maker on defense, and he has a non stop motor. He can also play in either a 3-4 or 4-3 scheme, and either as a outside linebacker, or as an inside linebacker. On the other side he does miss some tackles, is not known as being a sack specialist, and is coming off a nasty ACL injury, which could cost him his rookie season. This one is so hard to project, on one hand I want to say he will go in the 1st round, but another part says he will slide down, but how far? That I do not know.

Strengths:

has nice size

he has decent speed

he is very versatile

can play OLB and ILB

he is a solid tackler

a hard hitter

a solid pas rusher

has a nonstop motor

is always in on the play

is disruptive

creates havoc

is a play maker on defense for the Irish

a tackling machine

Weaknesses:

he does miss some tackles

Not known as being a sack specialist

coming off a nasty ACL injury

Career Stats:

Games Played: 39

Tackles: 292

Tackles For Loss: 24.5

Sacks: 4.5