Alabama wide receiver and a presumptive first-round pick, DeVonta Smith, raised more questions about his weight (or lack thereof) in advance of the Crimson Tide pro day, which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 23.
Smith, who won’t participate in on-field drills, said he currently weighs 170 pounds, per ESPN’s Field Yates.
Alabama WR DeVonta Smith says he currently weighs 170 pounds.
He won't do any on field drills at Alabama's Pro Day.
His 2020 season showed more than enough.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 22, 2021
Smith won the Heisman Trophy and enjoyed a remarkable season of 117 catches for 1,856 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2020. And while his production screams elite NFL prospect, his physical makeup — 6’1, 170 — is a legitimate cause for concern.
Rarely do wide receivers who weigh at or below 170 pounds make a significant impact in the pros, with a few exceptions of course.
Will Smith be one of those exceptions? His route-running and effortless style of play suggest his future is bright, but don’t be surprised if he’s one of the biggest storylines of this year’s draft because of how far he slides down the board. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if Smith is the most sought-after prospect at the start of Round 2.