Smith is an explosive and athletic defensive lineman who had a breakout senior year as he led the nation in with 14 ½ sacks. He started his Louisville career as a quarterback but made the transition over to the defensive side ball and improved with each season.  Smith is very quick off the snap and shows a good burst of speed. He’s undersized to play defensive end in a 4-3 scheme at 252 pounds, why is why he is projected as a 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL. Smith will need to show scouts throughout the draft process that he can rush standing up and play in space.