Dawuane Smoot
Projection
Round 2-3
Grade
A
6.60
Eventual Starter

Dawuane Smoot

Edge
Illinois
  • Year: Senior
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 264
  • 40-Yard: 4.77
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Very good initial quickness. Has good strength and explosiveness. Good to very good athlete with top change of direction, balance and body control. Uses hands well. Can come off the edge as a pass rusher with speed and explosiveness. Can get under opponent or bull rush. Good instincts, finds the ball. Sure tackler. Good to very good pursuit player.

Weak Points

Needs to get bigger and stronger to hold up in the NFL. Has to prove to the 3-4 teams that he can play on his feet and drop into coverage. Can be a bit slow off run blocks on plays to him. Needs to finish his pass rushes a bit better.

The Way We See It

Started at left end in 4-3 front. Has marginal size but adequate strength and good explosion. Is primarily a pass rusher but not bad versus the run. Gets tall and can be slow to shed run blocks. Good pursuit player. As a pass rusher he can get under opponent and has good hand use and moves. Closes well. Sack count dipped in 2016 compared to 2015, but he still got a high number of pressures and hits. Will be best off as a 3-4 OLB but has to prove he can drop into coverage. Has upside. Good prospect.