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Abram Smith

RB

Baylor

6'2"

Height

Weight

213

Bench
40-Time
10-Time
20-Time
13
4.54
Vertical
Broad Jump
20-Shuttle
60-Shuttle
32 1/2"
8' 2"
4.38
33 1/2"
9' 9"
4.5
33"
9' 10"
4.27
33"
10' 4"
32"
9' 8"
4.33
32"
9' 8"
4.41
33"
9' 6"
4.27
40"
10' 6"
30"
9'11"
4.59
36 1/2"
10' 3"
34 1/2"
9'11"
4.46
31"
9'10"
4.22
36"
9'8"
4.4
41"
4.24
31 1/2"
36 1/2"
40"
10' 6"
4.29
4.21
38 1/2"
10' 8"
4.25
32 1/2"
10' 0"
31 1/2"
9' 10"
4.45
35"
9' 4"
39"
10' 6"
4.3
28 1/2"
10' 1"
4.23
35 1/2"
9' 10"
4.27
29 1/2"
9' 10"
34"
10' 3"
36"
10' 4"
4.19
35"
9' 9"
4.4
37"
10' 1"
33 1/2"
10' 1"
4.41
40"
10' 10"
29 1/2"
9' 11"
4.33
39 1/2"
10' 10"
4.31
33"
10' 1"
4.44
39 1/2"
10' 3"
41"
10' 11"
36"
10' 3"
4.24
35 1/2"
10' 2"
4.42
35 1/2"
10' 1"
36"
10' 3"
4.28
33"
4.37
35"
9' 10"
32"
9' 9"
31"
10' 1"
4.28
36"
10' 3"
4.09
30"
9' 9"
4.35
33 1/2"
10' 8"
36"
10' 2"
4.35
35"
10' 1"
4.46
34"
9' 11"
3.98
36"
10'0"
4.3
37"
10' 5"
4.28
36"
9' 8"
4.34
30"
9"
4.47
31 1/2"
9' 4"
4.15
31 1/2"
9' 10"
4.26
40 1/2"
10' 7"
4.14
33"
9' 7"
4.34
3-Cone
Hand
Arm
Wingspan
7.25
8 1/4"
30 1/4"
72 3/8"

Final Grade

6.37

Strengths 

Smith's strengths are that he runs hard and fights for every single inch. He showed good ball security in his one season and has good size for the position. Despite his lack of experience, he has the tools and raw ability to be good in pass pro. His background as a linebacker means he can be a special teams contributor day one.

Weaknessess

Smith is a very one dimensional runner. While he has good lateral mobility, he's not going to break a defender's ankles. When he runs at you, you know he is running through you, and unless he works on lowering his pad level, he will be much less effective at this NFL level because of the size and strength difference compared to the linebackers he'd run through in college. Even at the college level, Smith didn't have breakaway speed, which means he does not have the home run ability that many teams in the NFL desire. His lack of receiving experience will certainly be a knock against him in the pass happy NFL.

Injury History

Games Evaluated

Texas, Oklahoma State

Big Picture

Teams looking to draft Abram Smith are drafting him for his potential, not as a day one starter at running back. Fortunately for him, he should find a spot on a roster as a special teamer while he develops his skills as a running back. He's a tough, physical runner who's an intriguing project. While his lack of experience can be seen as a negative, he also means he doesn't have the wear and tear that some of these three or four year starters have coming out. Plus, the amount of production he put up in his one and only year makes him an alluring prospect. Smith will likely be a mid Day 3 pick by a team who already has some running back depth but is looking to develop someone for the future. Smith has the potential to one day be one of the main pieces in a running back by committee approach, but likely doesn't have the skill set to be the featured back in an offense.

Team Fit

TEN

SF

HOU

Player Comp

D'Onta Foreman

Athleticism:

6.25

Lateral Agility
Elusiveness
Contact Balance
Explosion
Top End Speed
6
6
6
7
6.25

Smith has a lot of athletic ability, but not necessarily for the running back position. He has decent speed but not enough to consistently run away from people in open field. His physicality makes up for some of his athletic shortcomings, but because of his lack of athleticism, he's a very one dimensional runner.

With Ball In Hands:

6.25

Lateral Agility
Cutting Ability
Pad Level & Leg Drive
Ball Security
6.5
6
6
6.5

Big Play Ability

Smith has a good sense of where the hole is and has shown good cut back ability. However, he often runs pretty straight up, and while he tends to initiate contact and break tackles, he could do so more efficiently with a lower pad level.

Receiving:

5.5

In his one season has a starting back, Smith received 270 touches but unfortunately, only 13 of those were catches. He was only able to turn those 13 catches into 78 yards. There is limited tape on his receiving ability, and considering his lack of experience, may be something he can improve at in the NFL.

Hands
Route Running
Ability to Seperate
Ability in Space
5.5
5.5
5.5
5.5

Blocking:

6.63

7.25

While Smith wasn't asked to do a lot of blocking, in the small sample size provided, he showed that he has the potential to be a good blocker. His size coupled with his physicality is enough to help him pick up blitzes and block guys in space. His year as a lineback likely helped him understand some of the nuances of the craft. Pass blocking is one of the most technical skills of a running back, so given more time to develop, he has the tools to become solid at pass pro.

Lead Blocking
Blocking in Space:
Pass Pro Technique:
Effort & Willingness
6.5
6.25
6.75
7

Competitiveness:

7.33

Toughness
Production
Motor
7.5
7

Smith is not afraid of initiating contact and never gives up on a play. Many of his highlights involve him running through guys and just fighting for every single yard. His physicality translated to production, amassing over 1600 yards in his one season as a starter, which is even more impressive considering he had 12 career carries coming into this season and was a linebacker his junior year.

Intelligence:

6.5

Smith has a good eye for open space, and has shown the ability to cut back at the right time. He's also shown the ability to allow his blockers to set up their blocks, allowing him to get some extra yards. While he doesn't necessarily have great receiving skills, he has shown versatility as a blocker, and his time spent as a linebacker means he will likely be a key contributor on special teams right away.

Instincts
Patience
Versatility
6.5
6.5
6.5