DeVonta Smith receives elite-level mention from 2 trusted NFL voices

DeVonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DeVonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

The 2021 NFL Draft might be well over, but the subsequent hype surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles‘ first-round selection, DeVonta Smith, hasn’t even begun. Sure, there’s a buzz, but you just wait until this guy gets on the field and starts making plays. After destroying the college football landscape in 2020, the most recent Heisman Trophy winner sets his sights on the NFL.

There’s been some talk, but by now, all of that stuff about his physical frame should have long been laid to rest. Smith, if you haven’t heard, is six-foot-one and 175 pounds. Who are we kidding though right? How could you not have heard that by now?

Who cares how big DeVonta Smith is?

Here’s why all of that shouldn’t matter much. Darren Sproles and Boston Scott are both five-foot-six and tip the scales at 190 pounds and 203 pounds respectively. DeSean Jackson was five-foot-ten and 175 pounds. Hall-of-Famer Marvin Harrison, who Smith was in conjunction with recently, is six-foot-tall and weighed around 185 pounds during his playing days. Who cares?

Smith has game, and the league will be served notice. Recently, he’s been getting some pretty high praise as usual, and you’ll want to check this out if you’re a Birds fan.

Two trusted voices have some high praise for DeVonta Smith.

ESPN Senior Writer Adam Rittenberg dropped a nice write-up on Smith recently, stating that one former SEC head coach said Philadelphia “got a steal in DeVonta,”  and, as we did a few moments ago, compared him to D-Jax. We won’t drop any quotes here, as you need a premium ESPN Plus plan to read the full story, but it’s definitely worth a look if you’re paying for the ESPN Plus/Disney Plus/Hulu bundle.

Another nice mention of 6 comes via Mike Sando of The Athletic. As you know, you need a premium plan to access what they have to offer as well, but here’s a highlight. In his conversation with several NFL execs, it’s clear that at least one clearly ranks Smith ahead of both Ja’marr Chase and Jaylen Waddle as he states “I thought he was the best player in the draft next to Trevor Lawrence.”

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Are you interested. how could you not be? Give that one a look when you get a chance as well. The lovefest between Eagles fans, the Philly media, and DeVonta Smith continues as it should. It’s been a while since the entire fan base was this excited about one particular player. Dare we say that we can actually put Smith in the Terrell Owens category? No? Is that a bit much?