Showcases only average natural range off the edge in pass protection and has a tendency to get too narrow on his initial kick-step out of his stance, limiting his balance when asked to redirect. Wastes motion in his upper body by pumping his arms trying to generate momentum for himself toward the corner, and isn't always set to punch.
Lacks power at the point of attack in both the run and pass game. Isn't a real natural bender, struggles keeping his pad level down initially out of his stance and consistently allows defenders to get under and into his frame. Can be overwhelmed by the bull rush in the pass game and struggles to create any kind of push off the ball as an in-line guy.
Impression: Doesn't have the type of natural power to hold up in any area of the game in the NFL."
Positive: Big tackle prospect who uses all of his assets well. Strong at the point, stays square, and controls opponents once engaged in a block. Plays with a nasty attitude, keeps his feet moving on contact, and works hard until the whistle blows. Resilient, keeps his head on a swivel, and works well with teammates. Very effective with his hands, quickly getting them up into opponents and correctly placing them.
Negative: Lacks classic footwork off the edge in pass protection. Struggles redirecting to blitzers or linebackers on the second level.
Analysis: Smith is a bit of an unknown in this year's draft after sitting on the sidelines during the 2010 campaign. He displayed a lot of skill before his injury and looked good at the East-West Shrine Game. Unlikely to be selected in any of the seven rounds, he's definitely worth considering for a practice squad."
Negatives: Needs to add some weight and get stronger... Lacks depth on his kick slide... Can be beat to the corner... Plays a little too upright... Will lean and overextends... Narrow base, can lose balance when he has to change direction inside... Marginal punch... Not very strong... Doesn't generate much power at POA... Not a mover in the run game... Missed 2010 season with broken leg."