Shi Smith Scouting Profile

"Hard nosed, playmaker with a lot of gears that's been consistently productive every year at South Carolina but hasn't been as productive from snap to snap."


Strengths:

Impressive ball skills receiver with bully physicality and elite burst. First step quickness and hits top speed in a blink. Big time separation quickness in and out of routes. Flashes strong 50/50 catching in traffic.


Forces PI's. Highly productive every year. Sure handed, dangerous returner. Clutch. Looked like the quickest route runner at senior week practices.

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Weaknesses:

Lacks great speed and size. Concentration lapses in traffic and can be inconsistent at the catch point. Easily triggered. Sacrifices his body and absorbs vicious hits.

Overall:

Hard nosed playmaker with the ball in his hands. Has a lot of gears, is deceptively fast and separates well. Consistently productive for four years inside a talent laden WR room. Good open field runner and makes an impact as a returner and gadget guy.


Makes tough, physical grabs but can also get distracted by physicality and be inconsistent. Often plays a game within the game and triggers opponents... but also gets triggered himself. Punches up but lacks sand and size.


Smith's a volatile guy that plays with a chip and is ready to contribute as a playmaker from day one but is also a bit reckless and prone to nagging injuries and inconsistency from snap to snap.


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