2017 NFL DRAFT

Geno Matias-Smith, SS

School: Alabama  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 192 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
91241-
2013 Season
Played in 12 games in a reserve role in the secondary ... a backup at the star position (nickel back) and free safety ... registered 10 tackles with four pass breakups. Colorado State: Recorded his first tackle of the season, a solo stop, in 31-6 victory over the Rams. Georgia State: Made two tackles and knocked down a pass in extended work at safety against the Panthers. Kentucky: Registered his second pass defended of the season against the Wildcats. Arkansas: Recorded a careerhigh three solo tackles off the bench against the Razorbacks. Mississippi State: Logged one solo tackle and a pass breakup in the Crimson Tide victory. Chattanooga: Made two tackles in a reserve role at safety and as the Tide's dime defender ... broke up his fourth pass of the season and added half of a tackle for loss (1 yard) ... garnered Alabama Special Teams Player of the Week accolades. Auburn: Came off the bench to made one assisted tackle that was for a loss of one yard.
2012 Season
Has played in 12 games and earned two starts as a true freshman, recording eight tackles with three solo stops ... also has broken up two passes. Arkansas: Recorded two solo tackles against the Razorbacks. Florida Atlantic: Assisted on two tackles in win over the Owls. Tennessee: Assisted on one tackle in the victory against the Vols. Mississippi State: Assisted on one tackle in the win against the Bulldogs. Western Carolina: Assisted on one tackle in the shutout win. Auburn: Assisted on a two-yard tackle for loss in the shutout win in the Iron Bowl shutout win. Georgia: Broke up a pass as starter in the SEC Championship Game.
High School
The Atlanta-area star out of St. Pius X is a consensus four-star talent ... ESPNU has tabbed Smith as the nation's second-best cornerback and the No. 31 player in the 2012 ESPNU 150 ... also the No. 16 prospect in the ESPNU Southeast Top 100 and the No. 3 player in the state of Georgia ... 247sports.com rates him as the No. 66 player in the Top247, the No. 6 cornerback and the No. 5 player in the state ... ranked 88th in the Rivals100 and the service's No. 8 corner as well as the No. 4 talent in Georgia ... Scout.com has him at No. 8 among cornerbacks ... SuperPrep All-American and the publication's No. 3 player in the state of Georgia ... also SuperPrep's No. 10 defensive back (corners and safeties) prospect ... No. 66 on the PrepStar Dream Team.PrepStar All-American and All-Southeast Region choice ... PrepStar's No. 5 defensive back ... a two-time first-team GSWA AAA All-State selection ... Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 11 ... MaxPrep 2011 U.S. Air Force Medium Schools All-American ... No. 23 in Tom Lemming's MaxPreps Top 100 and the No. 2 cornerback ... No. 18 on the Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 ... as a senior in 2011, Smith accounted for 80 tackles, three interceptions and over 800 yards rushing on offense ... had eight interceptions as a junior and 14 pass breakups while making 47 tackles, three picks and 10 pass breakups as a sophomore in 2009 ... coached by Paul Standard at St. Pius X ... chose Alabama over Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Clemson, Georgia, Notre Dame, Southern California, Arkansas, Stanford and Georgia Tech.
 
 

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