2019 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Sutton Smith, DE, Northern Illinois


Name- Sutton Smith
Position- DE
College- Northern Illinois
Jersey Number- 15
Class- JR


Height- 6’0
Weight- 240


A tackling machine, Does a great job of bringing the ball carrier down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss, A sack machine, Did a good job of breaking up passes, Has a non stop motor, Is in on every play, Does not give up on many plays, Gets good pressure on the QB, Is a good pass rusher, A hard hitter, A run stuffer, A relentless defender, A ferocious defender, Has good speed, Gets a good push on the offensive line, Does not get pushed around that easily at the line of scrimmage, A defensive play maker, A difference maker on defense


While be has good speed he does not have elite edge rush speed but that does not hurt his game, Not the tallest edge rusher

Career Stats:

Games Played: 39, Tackles: 139, Tackles For Loss: 58.5, Sacks: 30.0, Pass Breakups: 4, Forced Fumbles: 7, Fumbles Recovered: 4


    • Honestly, at this time, probably late day 2, but he could rise up the boards with a good combine and workout(s).

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