Scouting Report on Jay Smithby Mike Farrell - 06/20/2006
Smith is raw but has excellent athleticism. His ball skills are very impressive, heâ€™s fast down the sidelines and he has good size. Smith is one of the best downfield blockers in the country as well, a trait often overlooked. Heâ€™s active even when the play isnâ€™t designed for him and hustles downfield to help out his fellow wideouts. Heâ€™s strong when it comes to adjusting to the football and can make acrobatic catches. Didnâ€™t catch many balls as a junior but made the most of each possession. Heâ€™s a redzone threat and has tremendous body control which allows him to handle contact while going up for the ball. Smith has big hands and snatches the ball well. Heâ€™s not afraid to do work over the middle and plays a physical brand of football. His ceiling is very high.
Mike Farrell is a recruiting analyst for Rivals.com.