Jaylen Smith, WR, Louisville #9

6026, 220, 4.54


Notes: From Pascaguola, MS. Appeared in all 13 games, making 10 starts, catching 29 passes for 376 yards (13.0 avg.) and 1 touchdown in 2015. Played in 13 games and caught 27-599-6 (22.2 avg.) in 2016. Started 10 games played, missed 3 due to a wrist injury, and caught 60-980-7 (16.3 avg.) in 2017. Underwent an emergency appendectomy in August 2018, but returned in time to play in the opener.

Positives: Smooth, fluid and athletic. Looks almost effortless at times. Big target with flypaper hands. Excellent balance and body control. Tracks and adjusts to the ball extremely well. Very good size-speed ratio. Has a second gear. Physical receiver. Works the middle of the field well. Can create separation underneath and produce big plays with his run-after-the-catch ability. Able to stretch the defense. Can create separation underneath and create big plays after the catch. Strong open-field runner. Breaks tackles.

Negatives: Doesn't have elite, burner, home run speed. Tailed off some as a senior, but change at quarterback a big factor.

Summary: His productivity tailed off with Lamar Jackson moving on to the NFL, but he is still a fine all-around receiver no glaring deficiencies.

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