What the Philadelphia Eagles are getting in Alabama football's DeVonta Smith in 2021 NFL Draft
The 2020 Heisman and Maxwell Award winner from Amite City, Louisiana, was also named a unanimous All-American.
His first star moment at Alabama came in the 2018 national championship game against Georgia when he caught the game-winning touchdown from Tua Tagovailoa on second-and-26 in overtime.
He earned the nickname "Slim Reaper" at Alabama for his thin frame and the constant production that led to a record-setting career.
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Smith became the first wide receiver in 29 years to win the Heisman Trophy and the third player from Alabama to lift the trophy.
As a senior, Smith had 117 receptions for 1,856 yards and 23 touchdowns, adding a rushing touchdown and a punt return touchdown.
He had 12 receptions for 215 yards and three touchdowns in the 2021 CFP National Championship before exiting in the third quarter with a dislocated finger.
Smith has consistently won matchups against some of the top corners in the country with his technical route-running and speed, excelling out wide and in the slot.
The knock on Smith has always been his lack of size.
At 6-foot, 166 pounds, some analysts have expressed concern over his durability in the NFL.
He has drawn comparisons to Hall of Famer Isaac Bruce, who was measured at 5-foot-11 and 173 pounds at the 1994 combine.
Smith was not a full participant in any pre-draft workouts as he continues to rehab the surgically-repaired finger.
Smith has fought against the narrative that he is too small and too thin to play football for years now; it is nothing new. He has overcome it each time.
The greatest asset he brought to Alabama was versatility. Smith would move from the slot to a position outside and on the next play motion from his spot off the line through the backfield.
In a recruiting class that included Tagovailoa, Mac Jones, Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III, Smith leaves Alabama as the most accomplished member of the 2017 class.