Scouting Report on Donovan Smithby Barry Every - 06/02/2010
- SpeedBlue Chip
- SizeBlue Chip
- StrengthDivision I Player
- AgilityDivision I Player
- Foot QuicknessBlue Chip
On the Hoof: This prospect is built very similarly to Oklahoma freshman Darryl Williams. He has good height, wide shoulders and very little bad body weight.
Needs Improvement: Must move his feet after engaging the defender during pass protection. Smith will also need to add at least another 20 to 25 pounds of muscle mass to handle DI defensive ends. He could also improve his lateral quickness.
Most Impressive: Has very little bad body weight and runs well straight ahead. Smith possesses long arms and really seems to be a natural hip and knee bender. He is a high-effort prospect that does not mind mixing it up. He has the size and athleticism to play several positions along the offensive line.
Conclusion: He will be one of the most sought-after offensive line prospects in the Northeast. In all likelihood, Smith will redshirt while he gains the needed size.
Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina