Must prove he can be effective after putting on weight
Only two years experience - both at right tackle
Suspended one game (academic)
Summary: Tyron Smith is only 20 years old and has it all in front of him. He declared early for the 2011 NFL Draft, which raised some eyebrows. If draft projections hold it is the right move. Next year, he might have been in the same class as his teammate Matt Kalil, who is the starting left tackle for the Trojans.
It is still an issue with some skeptics who wonder why Smith was relegated to the right side, yet is such a highly regarded prospect. The answer is pretty simple - both guys are very talented and in the USC offense, it wasn't that big of a deal. Smith probably would not start immediately in most systems, especially on the left side, but his development could be sped up if he lands on a team running a zone-blocking scheme which he worked in at USC.
Player Comparison: Charles Brown. Sometimes it is valid to compare two players who worked at the same position for the same college. The reason is that those schools often recruit similar athletes to fit what they do in terms of scheme. This is the case for these two who both have athleticism and had scouts wanting them to add weight. Tyron Smith did just that after the season, possibly learning from his former teammate Charles Brown, who wound up as the final pick of the second round. Both players move well laterally and are better at pass blocking than run blocking.
Rockies and Diamondbacks fail yesterday, at least the Astros and Nats came through. For today: Closing two pars with Red Sox-178 in one and Nats -+169 in the other. In another ongoing par going in the second tier spot of a four team par will be the Astros -205. Start up par with the Dodgers -163, (Kershaw), two open. Still thinking about the Yankees in a start up. GLTA today.
@Bear Down He didn't do a horrible job even if Mitch doesn't pan out, I do believe Shaheen is going to be a monster TE for the Bears for quite a while. However Adams wouldve raised the level of the defense but Demps is a decent player and a veteran which might be just what this young secondary needs.