Tanzel Smart – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Tanzel Smart



Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
DT Tulane 77 SR

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

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'0 304 5.07 6'1 296 32 7/8 9 5/8

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

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
5.24 27 8'9 22 7.53 4.57


Smart was highly productive at Tulane, where he played in 48 games, had 190 tackles, an impressive 40.5 for loss, and 9.5 sacks. He has good size, he is very experienced, he is a run stuffer, and he is a hard hitter. He is also a sure fire tackler, he is also a good pass rusher, and he gets good pressure on the quarterback. On the other hand, he does not have great speed, and he is not known for getting many sacks. With that said, I see Smart as a day 3 pick, likely in the 4th-5th round range when it is all said and done.


Tackling machine

Has good size

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

A good pass rusher despite lack of sacks

Run stuffer

Hard hitter

Very experienced

Sure fire tackler

Gets good pressure on the QB

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


Does not have great speed

Not known for getting many sacks

Career Stats:

Games Played: 48

Tackles: 190

Tackles For Loss: 40.5

Sacks: 9.5