Five Senior Bowl Sleepers and how they’d fit with the Miami Dolphins
By Pablo Rosero
South Carolina WR Shi Smith could be the answer for the Miami Dolphins if they don’t draft one at three overall.
It is clear and very obvious that the Dolphins need to add weapons in the draft or free agency for whatever quarterback they will go into 2021 with.
In 2021, Smith played 9 games ending with 57 receptions for 633 yards. Smith found himself with 5 games with 7+ receptions, but 4 games with 4 or fewer receptions. Whether it was his own fault or South Carolina’s lack of production is up for questions.
However, Smith has had some impressive practices at the Senior Bowl and is surely seeing his name raised on team’s draft boards.
The 5-foot-10 190-pound wideout is a freak of nature athlete who is able to contort his body with ease and make amazing plays on the ball. This versatility with the ball in his hand could make him a prospect similar to former South Carolina wideout Deebo Samuel or former Arizona State wideout Brandon Aiyuk.
While Smith is on the American team with the Carolina Panthers coaching staff, the Dolphins are still able to take a long look at the team.
South Carolina is beginning to become a pipeline for wideouts with Samuel and Bryan Edwards having been drafted in the first three rounds of the past two NFL drafts.