Summary: Jimmy Smith is going to gain momentum as the draft draws closer. Playing at Colorado on a losing team did not give him the chance to showcase his skills on the national stage in big games like Patrick Peterson (LSU) and Prince Amukamara (Nebraska). However, he has the size and speed combination to open eyes during the rest of the evaluation process. His physical style lends itself to man coverage, and while he is not going to knock anyone out with a bit hit, he is a feisty tackler. He is also useful in run support. If the Raiders had a first-round pick they would be jumping all over him.
Player Comparison: Nnamdi Asomugha. It is tough to tag a player with this comparison, but at Colorado opponents always looked in the other direction instead of throwing at Jimmy Smith, which is how it is in the NFL with Asomugha. Coming into the NFL Draft, Asomugha was actually a free safety out of California, but he had similar height/weight/speed numbers.
While we greatly differ on prospect rankings, something that should be assumed this early in the process, I see great thought was put into each pick and they all make sense when looked at through your perspective on the players. Great job!
Out of sheer boredom and the upcoming NBA draft has gotten me itching to make a new mock draft. Of course the NFL draft is a whole lot less predictable than the NBA draft, but also provides more success stories than the NBA draft. Again, I used schedules to determine each team's records and if you get upset with me just remember it's June and a whole lot can change by next April.