Tanzel Smart
Round 6-7
Quality Backup

Tanzel Smart

Defensive Tackle
  • Year: Senior
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 296
  • 40-Yard: 5.24
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Very quick off the ball, has quick hands. Is disruptive in the run game because he gets penetration with his quicks. Has some inside pass rush skills and shows a burst coming off blocks. High motor guy.

Weak Points

Short. Will lose track of ball at times. Isn't consistently quick off blocks.

The Way We See It

His traits are limited because he is so short, but he plays hard and ends up making plays every game. Smart's durability is a big plus as after playing in all 12 games as a true freshman he hast started 36 copnsecutive games for the Green Wave. Had 68 total tackles this year and 5.5 sacks in 2016. In 2015, he had 61 total tackles and 15 tackles for loss. Smart is relentless when chasing a play and often commanded double teams at Tulane. He is a top competitor who can't be counted out. His best fit is as a nose in a 4-3 and he may be able to play a little 3-technique. Unfortunately Smart's lack of size and bulk is a limitation that becomes very hard to overcome at the next level. Late pick who has a chance.