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Alabama offensive tackle Andre Smith didn’t perform well at his Pro Day workout today in front of the entire league after creating a stir by leaving the NFL scouting combine early last month. One league source told us: “He bombed.”
According to, Smith was not “overly impressive.” His top 40-yard dash time was 5.28 seconds and he bench pressed 225 pounds just 19 times.
According to our league source, Smith ran with no shirt on and was visibly overweight. With a group of trainers urging him on to run faster, Smith had a generally rough day.

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  1. empty13 says: Mar 11, 2009 3:35 PM

    send him to… DETROIT!

  2. Fade 2 Black says: Mar 11, 2009 3:41 PM

    Oh oh.
    Maybe it’s the conditioning or maybe it’s the stress.
    Or maybe both.

  3. final four line says: Mar 11, 2009 3:42 PM

    Does someone want to explain to this guy that he is losing millions of dollars by the day?
    Like, does he really not understand that it just takes a little bit of work and he’ll get paid big time? Does he not see that?

  4. K-Rock says: Mar 11, 2009 3:43 PM


  5. EaglegreeninMD says: Mar 11, 2009 3:44 PM

    Eagles pick him up at 21.

  6. ParkerFly says: Mar 11, 2009 3:45 PM

    It will be interesting to see if some team still falls for him and picks him early in the first.

  7. NDCowboysfan says: Mar 11, 2009 3:46 PM

    wow sounds like someone thinks the NFL is a cake walk… unfortunately for him he took it literally

  8. novemberpapa says: Mar 11, 2009 3:47 PM

    Oakland Raiders here he comes! He can join all the other losers they have drafted over the years.

  9. jkc710 says: Mar 11, 2009 3:48 PM

    big shocker there. i wonder what round he goes in…

  10. arosen36 says: Mar 11, 2009 3:50 PM

    free falling

  11. jayhawk says: Mar 11, 2009 3:50 PM

    It must suck being yelled at by trainers, knowing you are costing yourself tens of millions of dollars with each slower step.

  12. saintsalive says: Mar 11, 2009 3:53 PM

    I bet his mamma wishes he is offered LT’s crumbs. I’ve heard of post-draft bust but pre-draft bust,WOW!!!!

  13. severs28 says: Mar 11, 2009 3:54 PM

    so the Lions will take him #1 right?

  14. thesimplesilence says: Mar 11, 2009 3:54 PM

    It looks like this guy’s gonna have a heap of trouble making it in the NFL. Even with his terrible combine performance where he left after a couple days, a solid pro day still could have made him a first day draft choice.
    Without any kind of work ethic, Smith won’t last a year in the NFL.

  15. smiley says: Mar 11, 2009 3:55 PM

    He might be droppong out of the top 20….DEFENSE!!!!

  16. RobJH says: Mar 11, 2009 3:57 PM

    Just watch those millions slip away, Andre.

  17. serecovery says: Mar 11, 2009 3:57 PM

    I normally would mock this story, but, its pretty shocking that someone with Andre Smith’s potential, would cost himself tens of millions of dollars.
    Now, I’m a Miami Dolphins fans and all of us couldn’t be happier that the Dolphins took Jake Long last year with the first pick. He’s polite. He gives a ton of interviews down here. He does a lot of community events.
    But the best part about him? He’s the size of a house. He only really talks about football. He has a mean streak on the field. Oh, and he made it to the Pro Bowl as a rookie.
    I think when you look at teams like the Steelers, Colts, Patriots and teams that are trying to emulate their styles like the Dolphins, team chemistry is more important in some instances than individual ability. You want mentally and physically tough guys that have strong work ethics on your team.
    Andre Smith is the perfect example of what not to do with your first round draft pick. Let wind tunnel hair Mel Kiper Jr. take him with his fantasy draft team.

  18. aec4 says: Mar 11, 2009 4:00 PM

    I’m 205 lbs and I can do 225 15 times. How the heck can someone in his position only do it 19?

  19. LiveNBreath Football says: Mar 11, 2009 4:04 PM

    From top 10 to undrafted — all through his own stupid actions. Is there no one in this child’s life to explain the real world to him? Clearly his agent won’t.

  20. theskinnypost says: Mar 11, 2009 4:05 PM

    This guy was a top 2 pick in 2008, now you’re an idiot if you take him in the top 16.

  21. erpete says: Mar 11, 2009 4:05 PM

    Put a cupcake at the finish line. Problem solved.

  22. Bucco Brewski says: Mar 11, 2009 4:07 PM

    Did the Raiders make him take his shirt off?

  23. jmikeh says: Mar 11, 2009 4:14 PM

    Dear Mike Brown,
    Please take this doofus off your draft board. Completely.
    Concerned Bengals Fans

  24. NDCowboysfan says: Mar 11, 2009 4:14 PM

    Wow somebody thought that the NFL would be a cake walk… too bad he took that literally *BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE*

  25. Steelers2Tampa says: Mar 11, 2009 4:15 PM

    Wow he’s the anti Ryan Leaf.

  26. Vox Clamantis in Deserto says: Mar 11, 2009 4:16 PM

    Sounds like another Aaron Gibson.

  27. VaBthang4 says: Mar 11, 2009 4:17 PM

    serecovery says:
    “I think when you look at teams like the Steelers, Colts, Patriots and teams that are trying to emulate their styles like the Dolphins…”

  28. LionsfaninClev says: Mar 11, 2009 4:17 PM

    The Mike Williams of the offensive line. The only difference is that unlike BMW, Smith won’t go in the top 10 and will likely fall behind Oher, Britton, and Beatty as the next tier of OTs.

  29. insanity20mike says: Mar 11, 2009 4:18 PM

    I smell a bust..
    Wouldnt be suprised if he slips to the late 2nd or early 3rd.
    Not a 1st rounder..
    Crabtree to the Raiders

  30. wolverine21 says: Mar 11, 2009 4:19 PM

    no shirt on???

  31. bigfog says: Mar 11, 2009 4:20 PM

    Welcome to the CFL, Andre.

  32. murray22 says: Mar 11, 2009 4:20 PM

    Not only did he run with his shirt off, he squealed like Ned Beatty in Deliverance while the Trainers made him do stuff. Disgusting!

  33. kaygee08 says: Mar 11, 2009 4:21 PM

    It is a ploy to get drafted by a better team…..Nevermind, he isn’t that smart.

  34. TransplantedFan says: Mar 11, 2009 4:23 PM

    I can’t remember, but didn’t Vince Young and Jamarcus Russell also do pretty badly at their respective combines and pro days? If I’m remembering that right, they both still got drafted pretty high, despite chronic weight problems.

  35. Osterhouse says: Mar 11, 2009 4:26 PM

    VaBthang4 says:
    March 11th, 2009 at 4:17 pm
    serecovery says:
    “I think when you look at teams like the Steelers, Colts, Patriots and teams that are trying to emulate their styles like the Dolphins…”

    What he is saying is the Dolphins are trying to emulate their styles. Not the other way around like you are thinking.

  36. colonel angus says: Mar 11, 2009 4:29 PM

    @ empty13…
    I am totally digging the Kentucky Fried Movie reference.
    We are building a fighting force of extraordinary magnatude…

  37. kazkal says: Mar 11, 2009 4:31 PM

    Undrafted? are you joking? 5.28 and 19 reps is not impressive… but his play for the last 3 years makes him a first round pick…
    Look at Monroe and Oher
    Oher:21 reps 40 5.23
    Monroe:23 reps 40 5.23
    both are suppossed to be more athletiac then Andre and barley out produced him…the guy may cost himself some millions but he’s still a top 15 pick and will be 2nd or 3rd tackle taken…

  38. EskinSux says: Mar 11, 2009 4:36 PM

    Let me see serecovery…The Steelers Pats and Colts have won 6 out of the last 8 super bowls. But, they are trying to emulate their styles like the Dolphins?…I don’t know what’s funnier, that someone actually thought that or put in down in print…

  39. TonyDent says: Mar 11, 2009 4:37 PM

    I think serecovery meant that the Dolphins are trying to emulate the steelers, colts, and pats, not the other way around. Just wasn’t worded to clearly.

  40. DownWithTheClowne says: Mar 11, 2009 4:40 PM

    I think he was trying to say the Dolphins are trying to be more like the Steelers, Colts, and Patriots VaBthang4.
    I hope.
    If not then that is the MOST rediculous statement ever created.

  41. Pea Tear Griffin says: Mar 11, 2009 4:41 PM

    “I think when you look at teams like the Steelers, Colts, Patriots and teams that are trying to emulate their styles like the Dolphins…”
    Um….okay some team run your ‘wildcat’, but the Steelers, Colts, and Pats trying to have the success of the Phins? Bitch, please….those are the 3 best teams of the last 10 years.

  42. enigk says: Mar 11, 2009 4:47 PM

    @erpete – that cupcake joke made me lol. Nicely done.
    PROS: Size
    CONS: May oversleep on gameday. May get distracted by teams wearing shiny helmets. Spaghetti sauce stains tough to get out of jerseys.

  43. Matt Hoover says: Mar 11, 2009 4:50 PM

    Sounds like the kid did fine through his college career, now has gone in the tank during the “going pro” process. Either one of two things: bad guidance and no discipline from his management team, or the guy has some personal issues, maybe depression or something along those lines, that are keeping him from doing what he needs to do to succeed. I speak on that as a person who deals with clinical depression – as much as I want to believe that clinical depression is a load of crap, I’ve learned the hard way that sometimes science beats willpower. Hopefully the guy can get some help either way, or that his failure is a lesson to the many others who may follow in his tracks.
    It’s still possible he gets picked up in the late 2nd, maybe even 2nd day, and a hard-nosed coach like Belicheck, Haley or Sporano could do something with him. This will be an interesting story to watch develop. I hate to see anyone fail so I hope the kid makes the best of his future chances.

  44. SoundChaser says: Mar 11, 2009 4:50 PM

    Can you people read… he is saying the Dolphins and others want to be like the pats and colts, not the other way around. Dummies

  45. Tek9 says: Mar 11, 2009 5:02 PM

    I couldn’t agree w/ you more kazkal, who cares about a OL’s 40 time really, they’re never gonna need to cover 40yrds, unless the qb throws a pic and if thats happening you’ve have other problems then your slow Tackle

  46. 52decleetzu says: Mar 11, 2009 5:10 PM

    Cant wait to hear Jaime Dukes now,wonder if he will change that “NO way he makes it past 10” proclamation now.

  47. centeredwarrior says: Mar 11, 2009 5:13 PM

    Actually, sounds like he’s got a little of the Vince Young problem – he’s surrounded by guys telling him how great he is, and he banked on being a high draft pick too early. While a good offensive lineman is always at a premium, there are a few good alternatives this year, so teams can afford to pass on Smith at least early on. Still, he’s a high-risk, high-reward kind of guy – teams like the Lions and Chiefs will have to pass, because they can’t afford to miss on any picks, while teams like the Patriots will choose to pass because they can attract quality veterans, and their system gets the most production out of them. I hope the kid now has a chip on his shoulder, and decides to start setting the world on fire – he could become a steal for whoever gets him in the 2nd round now.
    Of course, he might just continue being lazy, fall out of the draft (or get cut in training camp), and play for Dennis Green in the UFL – and we’ll find out if “he is who we thought he was.”

  48. GiantsFanInBirdsCountry says: Mar 11, 2009 7:47 PM

    Eagles will take him in the second round, you know, after they trade out of both of their 1st round picks

  49. DetroitNorth says: Mar 12, 2009 9:29 AM

    Detroit gets him with rheir 1st overall and then trade him to Dallas for their 1st next year and their 2nd this year!

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