Height: 6’6” / Weight: 315 pounds / Age: 22
40 Yard Dash: 5.22 / Bench Reps: 35 / Vertical Jump: 33.5 / Broad Jump: 113 inches / 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.77 / 3 Cone Drill: 7.81 (Pro Day)
Strength and Athleticism
Perhaps the biggest appeal of Braden Smith is his massive size, strength, and ability to move in space. With those three boxes checked right there, he has the makings of a very good guard in the NFL. I was most impressed with his strength on tape though. Although his pass blocking reps weren’t always perfect and he sometimes didn’t square up his defender in run blocking, he could always rely on his strength to at least get the defender out of the play. Obviously he must improve on those things but having that strength as a baseline is always a plus.