Smith could win the Heisman, and could be the top wideout in the Miami Dolphins 2021 class.
Round 1 Pick 22
Alabama WR Devonta Smith
“175lbs is too light to play professional wideout in the NFL”
Well, if that is the case, let me introduce you to the man who will break that stigma. Oh and I can guarantee he will be closer to 200lbs by the time he suits up for his first NFL game.
The truth is, Smith at 22 is a complete steal. After his showing this past Saturday against LSU and potential 2022 top-5 pick Derek Stingley Jr., there is a pressing case to make for Smith as the best wideout in this year’s class.
Currently, he sits at number five and will be a steal as long as he stays in that spot. But let’s dive into why he works here.
Smith can do it all as a wideout, don’t let his frame confuse that. His ability to get open, attack the ball, make contested catches, run after the catch are all on par with the best of the best in this year’s class.
If Smith decided to declare last season, he would have been a first round pick in that loaded class as well. And heck, forget calling him the best wideout in this call, some are even saying he is the best player in the ENTIRE country this season.
For all the talent Smith poses, one clear factor that stands out is his playing experience with Tagovailoa. The two came in as freshman in 2017 and having played college ball together, already have some sort of connection.
After his past few showings, it would be hard to pass on Smith if he’s on the board this late. But, even then, if he keeps this up, the Dolphins might have to use the Texan’s first rounder if they want to get their hands on the latest Bama wideout standout.