Telvin Smith, DS #7 OLB, Florida State Selected:Round 5, Pick 4, Overall Pick 144 by Jaguars
Name:Telvin Smith College:Florida StateNumber: 22 Height: 6-3 Weight: 218 Position:OLBPos2: SS Class/Draft Year:Sr/2014 40 Low: 4.37 40 Time:4.4740 High: 4.58
Projected Round:2-3Stock:High: 2nd/OLB or SS Low: 4th Rated number 7 out of 183 OLB's81 / 2251 TOTAL
Data Scout Notes: 2013: 1stC/2ndM...PButkus...2012: NA...2011: NA
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Draft Scout Telvin Smith News
01/05/16 - LB Telvin Smith missed the team's final two games due to a shoulder injury but head coach Gus Bradley said it won't require surgery.
12/31/15 - LB Telvin Smith missed the New Orleans game with a slight shoulder separation and didn't practice Wednesday and may not play in the season finale.
12/28/15 - LB Telvin Smith missed the Saints game with a slight shoulder separation and his condition will be updated Wednesday.
12/21/15 - LB Telvin Smith suffered a right AC separation of his shoulder and a dislocated finger on his left hand and played through both injuries. His condition will be updated Wednesday.
11/26/15 - LB Telvin Smith is starting to make a name for himself in his second season.
Smith, who has 95 tackles and one interception, is only one of two players to achieve that feat this year and one of four players to have 195-plus tackles and two interceptions since the start of the 2014 season.
He said tackling is about studying where the ball is likely to go, but added, "At some point, coaching goes out the window and you've got to make a play. I've always been a solid tackler even in the open field. It's one of my greatest assets to be able to tackle in the open field.
"I want to be the best player in the league at my position and I'll continue to work on staying focused on what I'm doing and then everything else will come into place."
On his goal of being the best, Smith said, "I think any player who plays the game at a high level wants to be the best. If he doesn't, he's in the wrong profession."
Head coach Gus Bradley said Smith is becoming more consistent.
"I think in the last game he was pretty consistent," he said. "There were a couple on the read option that he played us one-on-one and did a good job where the week before, it got to him," Bradley said "I just keep seeing him improve."
"Telvin has a lot of spirit and plays with a lot of spirit," defensive coordinator Bob Babich said. "He's really an instinctive football player and he plays with a lot of energy so he puts himself in position to make some really big plays. He's a playmaker."