DeVonta Smith declines to be weighed and measured at the Senior Bowl

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Former Alabama DeVonta Smith is small. How small is he?

No one knows, at least for now.

Smith declined to be weighed or measured at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. He’ll do it instead at the Alabama Pro Day workout. (He easily could gain weight by then; it’s unclear how he could gain height by then.)

Alabama lists Smith, the 2020 Heisman winner, as 6’1″ and 175 pounds. Which means that, in reality, he’s shorter and lighter.

And none of it matters. He plays football at an incredibly high level. No one who drafts him will say to themselves, “We didn’t know he was short and skinny.” What matters is that he’s explosive and electric.

So if someone doesn’t want to draft Smith due to concerns over his size, someone else will. Maybe someone in their division.

Smith also won’t be taking part in any on-field sessions, due to the finger injury that he suffered during the national championship earlier this month. Before he exited early in the third quarter, Smith had 12 catches for 215 yards and three touchdowns against Ohio State.

23 responses to “DeVonta Smith declines to be weighed and measured at the Senior Bowl

  1. Not concerning. He will obviously grow with a pro trainer. Weights + eating clean he will be just fine.

  2. He’s smooth and fast. Waddle is the explosive and electric one. I’m sorry, I can’t see Smith doing what he did in college with bigger and faster DBs. Waddle, I can see translating better to the pros.

  3. it’s unclear how he could gain height by then

    Just hang from the swingset for a few hours like Bobby Brady. Barney Fife also had some kind of contraption that stretches your neck. Either way is foolproof.

  4. DeSean Jackson is even smaller and he has had a pretty good career. Few have been better at taking the top off a defense. The downside is that Jackson has been plagued by injuries in the later years of his career.

  5. So essentially he’s OBJ size. What’s the problem?- lol. This is one of those times where front offices can over think things and the next thing you know the fanbase is eating them alive for missing out on a player like this one- smh

  6. my only concern would be that he somehow feels the need to not do what is expected.
    if hes going to NOT do this, what will he elect to NOT do on the team.
    otherwise, his height and weight shouldn’t be too big of a concern when you have tape.

  7. The kid definitely has talent. But if you watched that National Championship game, nobody ever pressed him at the line and OSU’s game plan to stop him was a disaster. He was free to roam as he pleased. I am eager to see what he does when the Ramsey’s or Xavien Howard types jam him at the line on every single snap once he’s in the league

  8. I would have concerns drafting him in the top-10. He seems very talented, but anyone who says that size doesn’t matter in the NFL is lying to themselves. If he’s 6’0 160 lbs lining up across from NFL-sized DBs on a weekly basis, I don’t see him having the same success in the NFL.

  9. If he’s in the ballpark of 6’1”, 175, he doesn’t need to worry about eating clean for a while. Just eating. Not a bad situation to be in

  10. He’s going to be weighed at his Pro Day. What difference does it make? He’s in Mobile to make himself familiar with coaches.

  11. Desmond Howard was “explosive and electric” until NFL corners made him disappear as a WR.

  12. From a pure talent perspective, he reminds me of Antonio Brown. So smooth and such a natural catcher of the football, makes it look easy and effortless. I think he actually uses his thin frame to his advantage on his releases and route running. He will be one of if not the best WR in the NFL within a few years.

  13. Tyreek Hill is 5’10” and 185 officially and probably not that big. I think Smith can get to 185.

  14. Successful receivers have been shorter, but he does need to add 10+ pounds of muscle.

  15. Mark Gregory Clayton: 5′9″, 176 lb
    Mark “Super” Duper: 5′9″, 185 lb

    Both of them had decent careers in Miami during the era when pass interference calls were almost nonexistent. Devonte Smith could lead the league in PI calls.

  16. Smith plays like a mature NFL receiver. He’s a QB’s dream. Does all the little things well, like coming back to the ball. He’s not afraid of contact. But all the NFL DB’s are 4.4 or faster, and they hit hard. This kid is a luxury piece. Can he take a pounding? I’d just never take a WR in the first round. There are too many good ones going in the middle rounds every year.

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