DeVonta Smith is one of a select group of seniors preparing for the 2021 Senior Bowl. While the game is fun, the players are mostly there for scouting reasons.
The NFL draft is a few months away, but teams are trying to gauge who they want on their radar come draft night.
With the No. 3 overall selection, the Miami Dolphins have been linked to two Crimson Tide stars, running back Najee Harris and wide receiver DeVonta Smith.
Harris has the unique opportunity to be on the team coached by the Dolphins coaching staff. Smith is coached this week by the Carolina Panthers staff.
Yesterday, Smith went on NFL Network and mentioned conversations he had with his former quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, about how fun it would be to reunite and play together in Miami.
Today, Brian Flores, head coach of the Dolphins, joined ESPNU to discuss what he’s seen in Smith.
Nothing but high praise for the former Alabama star.
Sounds like Brian Flores has been impressed by his conversations with DeVonta Smith at the Senior Bowl. Tells ESPNU he would’ve liked to see him practice, as you can imagine. pic.twitter.com/svTqDnkTlT
— Clay Ferraro (@ClayWPLG) January 27, 2021
Flores also weighed in on Smith’s size, which some criticize by claiming he’s too small.
Brian Flores on DeVonta Smith: This guy is a very, very good player. If you’re a good player, you can nitpick all you want about a guys’ size. A good player is a good player is a good player. He made big plays in the biggest games of the year.
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) January 26, 2021