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

Basics:

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

Measurements:

Height- 6’0
Weight- 240

Pros:

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

Cons:

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

Comments

    • 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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