No. 2: DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
I have been sternly saying that at the No. 3 overall pick, I would take Penei Sewell over former Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith. I still stand by that comment, but now that Miami has moved down three spots and added extra draft capital in the process, I have officially decided that I would take Smith over Sewell at the sixth overall pick.
Sewell is incredible, and I would not be mad if they take him over Smith, but Smith is the best receiver I have ever scouted. People will get caught up in the fact that he is 170 pounds. Stop it. That is irrelevant, and why is that irrelevant? Smith showed you it doesn’t mean anything. He dominated college football, and yes, it is not the NFL, but let’s not act like since he is 10 pounds less than we all wished for, he is just going to magically not be great in the NFL.
This kid is going to be a superstar. He is going to make an impact in every single game he plays. You can line him up outside, in the slot, you can use him as a weapon like Waddle and motion him around the offense, and anything else you wanted. Alabama used him all over and got creative with him because he is such an elite player.
I just can’t get the idea of having Smith paired with Will Fuller and DeVante Parker out of my head. That would give Tua Tagovailoa elite weapons at the position and will help with his development so much.
Who knows what Miami will actually do, but it needs to be Smith if they go wide receiver. He is the best wide receiver in the 2021 NFL Draft, and I think he has Hall of Fame potential.