WR Devin Smith - Dallas Cowboys
|6-0, 196||Born: 8-8-1990||College: Ohio State||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2015|
2019 Week 3 vs MIA (5 / 2 / 39 / 0 rec)
Smith projected as an uptick player against Miami with Michael Gallup out of the lineup. Smith saw a decent five targets, including three high leverage looks downfield or in the red zone. Smith's red zone fade was a potential touchdown but just out of reach. Smith was double covered on a deep post with no chance of a completion. Smith's lone impact play came on a deep comeback route as Dak Prescott rolled to his side of the field for more than 30 yards. Smith offers the deep speed proxy of Gallup during his absence.
2016 Week 16 vs NE (3 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)
Seeing his first attack of the season, the second-year deep threat caught one pass for 20 yards, but dropped an easy touchdown in the fourth quarter.
2015 Week 3 vs PHI (9 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)
Making his NFL debut, Smith was peppered with targets throughout the game, but had some trouble creating separation on the perimeter. Smith's patented double moves, which were on full display at Ohio State, did not translate against Philadelphia. Some of the blame can be placed at the feet of Ryan Fitzpatrick, who struggles throwing the deep ball. Alike the other receivers, Smith did benefit from Philadelphia's softer zone coverage during the second half and was able to make some plays across the middle of the field. Smith received one red zone target, but Fitzpatrick badly misfired on a deep post route.
2015 Week 4 vs MIA (6 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Another week, another start for the cagey rookie from Ohio State. Smith started the game opposite to Brandon Marshall, but alike last week, looked lost at times. Smith was targeted six times, but made mental mistakes on half of his targets. Early the first quarter, Fitzpatrick had Smith open on a post route, but Smith forgot to look back for the ball. Smith was able to make two tough catches in traffic, but overall, remains a work in progress. Smith is playing a lot of snaps, but needs more experience before making an impact.
2015 Week 7 vs NE (2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Devin Smith has been banished to the bench and saw limited snaps against New England. Smith was able to make one grab a crossing route, but is definitely having trouble in his rookie season.
2015 Week 10 vs BUF (1 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)
Devin Smith played a limited number of snaps on offense, but his miscue on special teams ultimately cost his team a victory. Kenbrell Thompkins suffered an early injury and was unable to return kick-offs. Smith was asked to fill in for Thompkins and the results were disastrous. Early in the second quarter, Smith fumbled and Buffalo returned it 19 yards for a touchdown. Smith made the mistake of returning a deep kick-off out of his own end zone and chose to run away from his blocks. Smith's mistake spun momentum in Buffalo's favor and was one of the key plays that swung the outcome of the game.
2015 Week 12 vs MIA (3 / 2 / 33 / 1 rec)
It's been a frustrating rookie season for Devin Smith, but his road to redemption started in the second quarter. Right before halftime, Smith ran a tight post route, won inside position against Jamar Clark, and hauled in a strike from Fitzpatrick to complete a 16-yard scoring play. Given the time remaining on the game clock, it was a totally 'trust throw' by Fitzpatrick and an exceptional individual effort by Smith to finish the scoring play. After Smith scored, his teammates rushed to congratulate him knowing that it's been a tough season for the rookie from Ohio State.