2018 Scouting Report: Roquan Smith
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What I like

  • He is the prototype modern NFL Linebacker.
  • Moves like a defensive back with the speed to cover a ton of ground
  • Exceptional football IQ, which allows him to play even faster.
  • Tackles harder than you’d think considering his frame.
  • Exceptional burst and closing speed.
  • Amazing in coverage,
  • He’s a dangerous blitzer, timing things up very well.

What I Don’t

  • Lacks the strength to disengage from blockers
  • Undersized
  • Struggles to stack and shed in the run game.

 

Comparison: Quite a few come to mind. Roquan is a three-down linebacker that will thrive in today’s pass-happy NFL, especially in sub packages. I can see him filling roles similar to Deion Jones and Deon Bucannon.

 

Overall: Smith is the best defensive player in the draft. His impact as a middle linebacker in today’s NFL is limitless. He will be able to step in immediately and will eventually develop into a Pro Bowler.

 

 

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