Chris Smith, DS #8 OLB, Arkansas Selected:Round 5, Pick 19, Overall Pick 159 by Jaguars
Name:Chris Smith College:ArkansasNumber: 42 Height: 6-1 Weight: 266 Position:OLBPos2: DE Class/Draft Year:Sr/2014 40 Low: 4.62 40 Time:4.6640 High: 4.79
Projected Round:3Stock:High: 2nd/OLB or DE Low: 4th Rated number 8 out of 183 OLB's91 / 2255 TOTAL
Data Scout Notes: 2013: 2ndC/NAM...P1stC/P1stM/PLombardi/PNagurski/PHendricks/PBednarik/DS#2PSTeamProspect-RRang/TSX-PTW...2012: NAC/HMM...2011: NA
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05/12/14 - A closer look at the Jaguars' pick: Round 5/159 - Chris Smith, DE, 6-1, 266, Arkansas...Versatile defender who can play either end and has played some outside linebacker for the Razorbacks. Jaguars like his quick burst from set position and his ability to wrap up on tackles. Height and length could be some concern, but Jaguars feel his exterior speed rush will overcome that. - The Sports Xchange
05/08/14 - 2014 DRAFT SCOUT FINAL TOP 100: 91/8. Chris Smith, OLB, Arkansas, 6-1, 266, 4.66, 3...Smith played in 43 games and was productive from several positions, although usually defensive end. According to NFLDraftScout.com's Rob Rang, Smith is a thickly-built pass-rusher with enough burst, lateral agility and underrated strength to harass opposing quarterbacks off the edge or when used as a stand-up rusher up the middle. Versatile defender who lined up as a LDE, RDE and even as a traditional outside linebacker for the Razorbacks. Frankly: Looks like a keeper, but at what position? Short for DE and not really an OLB, yet anyway. Responsible and motivated, Smith was a popular team captain, father of daughter and was described as a thicker version of Auburn defensive terror Dee Ford, minus all the talk. - Frank Cooney, NFLDraftScout.com
12/11/13 - 2013 ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DL - Chris Smith, Arkansas...Smith earned All-SEC honors for the second straight season after being named honorable mention All-SEC in 2012. A native of Mount Ulla, N.C., Smith is tied for third in the SEC and for 26th nationally with 8.5 sacks and is 16th in the country with 71 sack yards. His sack total is tied for the eighth-most in a single season in school history.
Smith also ranks seventh in the conference with 11.5 tackles for loss. He finished his Arkansas career with 21.5 sacks, which ranks as the fourth-highest total in school history. Smith finished the season with 36 total tackles, six quarterback hurries, one pass breakup and one fumble recovery. Smith has also accepted an invitation to the 2014 Senior Bowl and will join Swanson at the nation's top showcase of senior talent for NFL evaluators. - Arkansas football
10/01/13 - The Arkansas Razorbacks have become the sack masters of the SEC. With DEs Chris Smith (6.0) and Trey Flower (3.0) leading the way at Nos. 1 and 3 in the conference among individuals, the Razorbacks, who got to Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel once, have recorded a league-high 15 sacks and have also yielded the fewest (3). - The Sports Xchange
09/16/13 - WEEK 3 SEC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Chris Smith, DE, Arkansas,...Recorded career-high 3.0 sacks as part of 5-tackle performance with two quarterback hurries in 24-3 win vs. Southern Miss...Made 2.0 sacks on Southern Missí final drive of 2nd quarter with Golden Eagles at midfield to preserve 7-point Arkansas lead going into halftime...3.0 sacks tied for highest single-game output this season...Tied for NCAA lead with 1.5 sacks per game and ranks 3rd in SEC and 16th in NCAA with average of 1.8 TFLs per game. - SEC football