2017 NFL Draft

Branden Smith, CB

School: Georgia  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 172 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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Latest News
08/10/2012 - CB Branden Smith is expected to miss at least the season opener against Buffalo on Sept. 1 after being charged with possession of marijuana. - The Sports Xchange

08/04/2012 - Georgia CB Branden Smith will not face a suspension despite being arrested in the spring, coach Mark Richt announced Saturday. "After all the information we got we decided that he will be able to play the first game," coach Mark Richt told DawgPost.com, an affiliate of Scout.com. Smith was arrested March 18 and charged with simple marijuana possession after he was pulled over in Alabama for following another vehicle too closely and having a light out on his car. He entered a pre-trial diversion program in May in an effort to have the case dismissed, according to the Athens Banner-Herald. Georgia has a policy that players who are arrested for marijuana possession must be suspended for at least 10 percent of the schedule, but Richt decided that this case would not warrent that discipline. This is good news for a Georgia secondary that faced its fair share of off-the-field incidents over the offseason. CB Sanders Commings has already been suspended for the first two games after facing domestic violence charges in January. S Bacarri Rambo could be suspended for four games or longer after failing a drug test, according to a March report from the Athens Banner-Herald. Richt has not confirmed or denied Rambo's pending suspension. Smith, a senior, is a probable starting CB for Georgia. He has started 17 games in his three years in Athens and has 55 tackles and four interceptions. - Daniel Lewis, CBSSports.com

03/12/2012 - Georgia cornerback Branden Smith has been arrested and charged with marijuana possession in Alabama. Henry County Sherriff William Maddox says Smith was pulled over late Sunday for having no tag light and following another vehicle too closely in Abbeville in southeastern Alabama. Smith is a junior, and the third starter from last year's team to be arrested in the offseason. The sheriff says the arresting officer smelled marijuana in the car and found it under the back seat after a search. Smith and a passenger in the car were arrested and charged with possessing less than an ounce of marijuana. The sheriff says Smith was released on $2,000 bond at 2:15 a.m. on Monday. - AP Sports

09/15/2011 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: Georgia's defense hasn't been able to generate a consistent pass rush on the quarterback early in the season. The Bulldogs have just one sack through the first two games this season. Georgia's secondary was bolstered by the return of FS Bacarri Rambo and played well against South Carolina. Georgia already has three interceptions this season, with Rambo, CB Brandon Boykin and CB Branden Smith each getting picks. - The Sports Xchange


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