It is impossible not to love Nolan Smith. That's it. That's the analysis. The Philadelphia Eagles, in many ways, hit the jackpot during Round 1 of the most recent NFL Draft. The 30th overall selection was a huge reason for that.
Some thought Philly would be lucky to land Jalen Carter or Nolan in the first round this past April. Howie Roseman pulled off what we thought might be unimaginable. He landed both with the ninth and 30th-overall selections.
Smith collected the first sack of his young Eagles career in Week 7. Many will follow, but for now, he is a young luxury for Philly's loaded pass rush. So for now he has spent most of his time on special teams.
A week off for the Birds during the bye in Week 10 allowed him the opportunity to get some TV time in at his old stomping grounds.
The feedback is positive following Nolan Smith's appearance on ESPN's College Gameday.
Every true football fan knows how to spend a Saturday morning, by parking in front of a television and watching ESPN's highly popular College Gameday brand.
The location of Saturday's broadcast was Athens, Georgia. The hometown Bulldogs host a primetime game versus the Ole Miss Rebels in a matchup of top ten programs and two of the SEC's top teams.
With Philly being off, Nolan Smith had some time to put in work as a celebrity guest picker. Let's just say he hit a home run. Check out some of the reaction to his appearance.
Yep... We figured he'd rock with his Dawgs.
Next up on the Eagles' schedule is a road date versus the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 11 on Monday Night Football. We expect Number 3 to be his normally active self on special teams in that one.
A mathematics major at UGA, Smith has jokingly said that he'd like to have Kirby Smart's job as head coach one day. If that doesn't work though, a career in television might be calling.