2012 Rookie RBs: Michael Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
By Cecil Lammey
Posted August 1st, 2012

Strengths: Smith's game is all about speed. He can get to top speed in the blink of an eye and shows good burst through the hole. Smith doesn't lose much speed when he changes direction and is a threat to score every time he touches the ball. He has good hand/eye coordination and does a good job of looking passes in. Smith is a natural hands catcher who consistently plucks the ball out of the air.

Weaknesses: He lacks the lower body strength to consistently run through arm tackles. His frame is maxed out, and his lack of size makes durability a concern.

2012 Outlook: Smith could be a speed change of pace weapon behind fellow rookie Doug Martin. He's going undrafted in traditional 12-team leagues.

Dynasty Outlook: His upside is that of a big play change of pace back.

NFL Comparison: Ahmad Bradshaw with less power.

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