DeVonta Smith v. Najee Harris

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member

DeVonta Smith is likely to be among the top five players selected in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Najee Harris is slotted to go among the last five or six players in the first round.

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
Tough loss for Ohio State tonight when running back Trey Sermon was injured on the game's first play from scrimmage.

So many tough running backs in college football bring a necessary swagger to a team's offense.
Both Waddle and Ruggs have been timed in the 40-yard dash much faster than Smith.

Waddle and Ruggs at 4.27 or thereabouts while DeVonta Smith is in the mid-to-high 4.4's.
Some teams always fall for this shit too. Ruggs was dropped into a dream situation and pretty much looked to be like a lot of guys the Raiders have drafted in the past, insanely fast and yet mediocre at playing football at a high level. Still can't believe Ruggs went before Jeudy, even with an insanely bad run of drops and having a lot worse QB situation, Jeudy's production ran circles around his former teammate.
Birdie makes a good point about DeVonta Smith's frame.

Extremely slight.
Only matters if he's going to be a possession receiver going over the middle. And who's to say Smith doesn't add size? Some leg work could likely add 15 pounds; 6'1 190 is big enough. Harold Jackson was one of the best receivers in the decade of the 70s. Bet he wasn't over 175 lbs.
If Miami doesn't trade down, Smith to the Dolphins at number 3 seems like a no brainer. They can draft Smith, sign a guy like Allen Robinson as a FA, and in one offseason their receiving corps goes from a weakness to a strength
Standing at 6-foot-1 and weighing 200 pounds, Ja'Marr Chase he does have elite speed. According to Bleacher Report, Ja'Marr Chase ran a 4.4 forty yard dash sometime this year.

He is Jarvis Landry with speed. Nick Saban said he was the best wr in college football last season. Chase opted out this year but for a refresher you can see him ball out on youtube.