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2015 NFL DRAFT

Derron Smith, FS

School: Fresno State  |  Conference: MWC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Banning, CA
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 200 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
7522-3

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Good awareness of receivers around him and keeps his eyes on the quarterback. Good quickness to break downhill on the ball. Terrific ball skills. Good hand-eye coordination to pluck the ball and has good body control to contort in the air to adjust. Explosive leaper who is surprisingly effective in jump-ball situations due to his athleticism and timing. Good vision and agility to pick up yardage after the interception or as a returner. Averaged 12.9 yards on seven punt returns as a senior and also has some experience returning kicks.

WEAKNESSES: Smaller than preferred and too often plays to his size. Struggles to disengage from blocks and though he can deliver a pop when he lowers his shoulder, Smith shows just average strength for the pull-down tackle. Can get fooled by savvy quarterbacks who can move him with their eyes and create larger passing windows. Takes questionable angles to the football.

--Rob Rang

Player Overview

Enters senior season with 14 career interceptions, which is the most of any active FBS player returning in 2014.
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08/08/2014 - 2014 MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM (MEDIA): DB Derron Smith, Sr. Fresno State...Smith was named the Defensive MVP of the inaugural MW Championship Game following six tackles, one sack, one interception and one pass breakup to help lead the Bulldogs to a 24-17 win over Utah State for its second consecutive MW title, and its first outright conference championship since 1989. - Fresno State football
 

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