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Mazi Smith

IDL

Mazi Smith

HT:

6026

WT:

323

YR:

SR

NO:

58

Michigan

OVR RK

36

POS RK

CEILING POTENTIAL

4

High-End Starter Potential

OVR RK

SCOUTING REPORT

At 6'3" and around 320 pounds, Smith is a large and powerful defender who is a force against the run. Smith has a quick first step and uses his strength and size to disrupt the interior of the offensive line. He's able to hold his ground against double teams, allowing his teammates to make plays around him. Smith also has the agility to pursue ball carriers and make tackles outside the tackle box. While Smith is a strong and powerful defender, he still has room for improvement in his technique and pass-rushing moves. He'll need to develop a more refined skill set to consistently generate pressure on opposing quarterbacks at the next level.

Primary scout:

Brandon Lundberg

PLAYSTYLE & SCHEME FIT

In terms of scheme fit at the NFL level, Smith's size and strength make him best suited for a 3-4 defensive scheme as a nose tackle or a 4-3 scheme as a 3-technique defensive tackle. He has the ability to occupy blockers and collapse the pocket from the inside, and his mobility and athleticism also make him an effective pass rusher.

KEY STRENGTHS

Space Eater

Strength

Heavy Hands

KEY WEAKNESSES

Length

Pass Rush

Quickness

PLAYER COMPARISONS

D.J. Reader

Danny Shelton

Louis Nix

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