DeVonta Smith is the best receiver in this class and fills a big need for the Miami Dolphins.
The Miami Dolphins need to get better at the wide receiver position and DeVonta Smith could be the guy who does it. Smith has amazing speed and incredible hands. The 175-pound receiver followed his Heisman Trophy award win with an Offensive MVP award for the NCAA Championship game in which he embarrassed the Ohio State secondary.
Smith is another incredible athlete with all the tools you look for as an NFL team but there are questions that some have. He is on the smaller size and is 6’1″. While that is not a huge deal, he isn’t a receiver who will win one on one physical match-ups with bigger corners.
Where he excels, however, is in his route running. He is exceptionally fluid in the hips and turns well into his route. He can locate the ball and readjust as needed. While he may not be extremely tall, he plays taller and can get off the ground.
Another benefit is that Smith has a solid history with Tua Tagovailoa playing with him at Alabama in 2019. Timing won’t be much of an issue and a familiar face could be something that gives Tua some of his confidence back.
If the Dolphins do plan to draft a receiver, they may find Smith too hard to pass up.