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Harrison Smith

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Harrison Smith DB 6'2 200 California
By: Robert Davis

In 2004, Harrison Smith made a name for himself. Prior to his junior season, he was solid, but really did not make too many plays. Things changed as a junior when he finished the season with 31 tackles to go along with 18 pass breakups. Smith wasn't as big of a factor on the ball this year, but he was more active all over the field. He finished his senior season with 61 tackles, three for loss, one sack, and two interceptions.

Smith has excellent size for the corner position. He is tall and lanky, and can match up with bigger receivers well. He will not back down from any receiver, and loves to get in your face and hit you. Whether he's back in coverage, or coming up to support the run, he is always around the action. He comes to the ball to make plays instead of letting things happen.

Harrison may be a tweener at the next level. He has played corner, but may lack the standout athleticism and speed to project there at the next level. He has the frame and toughness to play safety, but does not have enough experience there. As a safety, he will also need to bulk up more to be more prepared for the physical style of play. Even though he has broken up a lot of passes, he has not come up with very many interceptions in his career, and that is a worry.

Harrison Smith may have some doubt around what position he is best suited for at the next level. If he can test out well athletically, teams will give him first crack at corner because of his size at that position. If not, he still has a chance to make it as a safety. He could be a very good free safety at the next level if given time to adjust to the position. With his aggressiveness and size, he will find a place in the NFL.

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