Roquan Smith – 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Roquan Smith

ILB

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
ILB Georgia 3 JR

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

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'1 225 N/A 6'0 236 32 10

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

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.51 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

Overview:

Smith finished his career at Georgia, where he played in 40 career games, had 252 tackles, 20.5 for loss, and 6.5 sacks. He also had 3 pass breakups, 3 forced fumbles, and 3 fumbles recovered. He has good size, is a tackling machine, a relentless defender, and a ferocious defender. He is also a hard hitter, a run stuffer, a good cover linebacker, and is versatile, as he can line up at outside linebacker, and inside linebacker. he gets good pressure on the quarterback, and is a good pass rusher. He is a defensive play maker, a difference maker on defense, and has good instincts. On the other hand, he is not known for being a sack specialist, and he does not have the best speed, but that does not hurt his game. With that said, I see Smith being a 1st-round pick, the first inside linebacker selected, and a top 10 pick when it is all said and done.

Strengths:

Has good size

A tackling machine

A tough nosed player

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

A defensive play maker

A difference maker on defense

A relentless defender

A ferocious defender

Has good instincts

A hard hitter

A run stuffer

Gets good pressure on the QB despite the lack of sacks

Is a good pass rusher

A good cover LB

Is versatile as he lines up at OLB and ILB

Does a good job of bringing the ball carrier down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Weaknesses:

Not known as a big sack guy

Does not have the best speed but that does not hurt his game

Career Stats:

Games Played: 40

Tackles: 252

Tackles For Loss: 20.5

Sacks: 6.5

Pass Breakups: 3

Forced Fumbles: 3

Fumbles Recovered: 3