NFL Draft 2015: Top 10 Wide Receiver Prospects

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Aug 30, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Devin Smith (9) runs past Navy Midshipmen cornerback Quincy Adams (5) during the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

#6 Devin Smith, Ohio State Buckeyes

Despite the well documented revolving door at quarterback for OSU this past season, Smith found a way to be productive.  Smith is a home run hitter with great speed, acceleration and tracking skills.  He uses both his hands and body well when fighting for jump balls and can adjust to the ball while in the air.

The question with Smith is can he do more then catch the deep ball?  He’s not a real great route runner, he doesn’t read defenses well, he doesn’t break tackles and he’s a very poor run blocker.  He looked better in all of these (except the run blocking) in 2014 then he did earlier in his career, but he still has work to do to be a solid NFL receiver.

I don’t see Smith ever being anything other then a #2 receiver.  He’s very one dimensional, but the one thing he does, he does at an elite level.  I would consider him to be a desperate reach if taken in the first round, but he should go off the board in the top of the second.

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