Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 1/12/09: #3 Junior CB, #16/750 Overall, Projected Rnd: 1-2 in 2010 2008: Played in thirteen games, starting twelve contests at left cornerback (Utah started four safeties vs. Air Force)…Made 46 tackles (23 solos), ranking seventh on the team…Added a 10-yard sack, two stops for losses of 12 yards and a forced fumble…Deflected nine passes and intercepted five others for 151 yards in returns (30.2 avg), including one touchdown…Had 65 passes targeted into his area, as the opposition caught 26 of those throws (40.0%) for 273 yards (10.5 yards per pass completion/4.2 yards per pass attempt), two touchdowns and twelve first downs… Registered ten third-down stops and two more on fourth-down vs. the pass…His main pass coverage assignments totaled 163 yards and two scores on eleven receptions...Smith started 22-of-39 games at Utah; one at nickel back and 21 at left cornerback…He recorded 80 tackles (43 solos) with a 10-yard sack and three stops for losses of 18 yards…Caused one fumble and deflected sixteen passes…Had nine interceptions for 151 yards in returns, including one touchdown…His 151 return yards rank eleventh on the school career-record list, but were good for fifth on the Utes' season-record chart behind Norm Thompson (259 in 1969); Erroll Tucker (215 in 1985); Harold Lusk (184 in 1994) and Gary Barker (183 in 1967)…His four pass deflections vs. New Mexico in 2007 tied the school game-record he shares with Erroll Tucker (vs. Air Force, 1984), Clarence Fields (vs. Boise State, 1987), Kareem Leary (vs. Colorado State, 1994), Clarence Lawson (vs. SMU, 1996), Eric Weddle (vs. New Mexico, 2005) and Brice McCain (vs. New Mexico, 2007)...2007: Played in all 13 games, starting 10 ... nine of his starts were at corner and one came at nickel back ... four interceptions led Utah and tied the third-best individual total in the MWC ... seven pass breakups was the second most by a Ute ... 32 total tackles ... one tackle for loss ... 2006: Played in all 13 games ... played receiver in the first 11 games and then moved to cornerback for the last two.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Dolphins' picks: Round 2/61 -- Sean Smith, CB, 6-3, 214, Utah...This regime loves strong, tall, physical corners and Smith fits the bill in another effort to bolster Miami's 25th-ranked pass defense. - by The Sports Xchange
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12/28/12 - CB Sean Smith returned to his starting spot opposite CB Nolan Carroll at Thursday's practice.
12/28/12 - CB Sean Smith (knee) returned to practice on a limited basis after sitting out Wednesday's practice and should play Sunday.
12/26/12 - CB Sean Smith (knee) did not practice on Wednesday and is questionable for Sunday.
12/24/12 - CB Sean Smith (knee) left the game in the third quarter and will get an MRI on Monday.
12/24/12 - CB Sean Smith sustained only a bruised knee and no ligament tears, according to a league source. Smith sustained the injury in the second half of the Dolphins' 24-10 win over the Bills and didn't return to the game. He was replaced in the lineup by third-year veteran Bryan McCann.
Smith, seeking a big pay day this offseason, was ecstatic about receiving the results of his MRI.
"I'm BACK!!!" he wrote on his Twitter account. "Other than my son being born this is the Happiest Day of my life, GOD is GOOD."