Instant Impact Player
2021 DRAFT ROUND
OVERALL PICK #
EVALUATION GRADE DEFNITIONS
INSTANT IMPACT PLAYER
The player is elite or displays a high upside potential combined with any of the following traits. Produced at a high level in college when facing top competition, exhibited above average/elite skill set in college, displayed above average/elite athletic ability at NFL combine.
The player performed at a high level in college combined with any of the following traits. Produced at an above-average/elite level against average competition, but lacked consistency when facing above average/elite competition. Exhibits high upside skills, and needs an additional season or two of development.
The player either performed at an average/below average rate in college, but has the elite level size and athleticism needed for his position. The player was underdeveloped at the high school or college level and needs more development, or the player lacks the work ethic required to play at a high level.
Smith was second fiddle to Waddle before he was hurt. Now, Smith has had an incredible season raising his stock. The key for Waddle leading up to the 2020 season is what he would look like as the number one WR? He proved before the injury that he could handle the number one role in the Alabama offense. (Smith led the country with 98 receptions and 1,511 receiving yards while his 17 TD catches and 137.4 receiving yards per game were both second-best. His 8.9 receptions per game tied for second best. He posted four games with 11 or more receptions, including a career-best and SEC title-game record 15 against Florida, 13 at Mississippi and 11 each against Georgia and Mississippi State. He recorded seven games with over 100 yards receiving (all with at least 144 yards), including 231 yards on eight catches at LSU, 203 against the Bulldogs (which included a season-high four TDs) and 184 yards against the Gators. - Heisman Trophy)