Trojans OT Smith doesn’t disappoint at USC pro day

Published on March 31, 2011 by     Seahawk Fanatic

Tyron Smith was the focal point of USC’s pro day Wednesday, and the big man didn’t disappoint the legions of scouts and coaches in attendance.

Smith measured in at slightly over 6-foot-4 and 310 pounds with an 85-inch wingspan. Those numbers are exceptional for an offensive tackle, and scouts certainly were impressed by his physical appearance. Smith was chiseled with little signs of body fat and looked like he has been living in the weight room since the end of the season. His dramatic increase in bulk is significant since he struggled keeping his weight above 285 pounds for most of the year.

Smith did the full slate of drills and tested well for his size. He ran a 4.98-second 40-yard dash and posted a 29-inch vertical jump and a 9-1 broad jump. He also recorded 31 repetitions on the bench press at 225 pounds.

 

In his positional workout, Smith showed good athleticism and movement skills. He is fairly light on his feet, and he displayed balance and body control while making lateral movements. He has natural knee bend, and his flexibility is impressive for a man of his size and stature.

Smith also displayed good footwork and agility in pass-blocking drills. He shadowed movement well and has the quickness to react to sudden movements. Although his quickness and agility rate well, Smith doesn’t appear to have the natural ability that teams covet in a left tackle.

Smith showed outstanding strength and power in run drills. He explodes into defenders upon contact and forcefully moves them off the ball. His natural power and explosiveness were his most impressive attributes, and he has the potential to be a dominant force as a run blocker.

Overall, Smith solidified his status as a top talent. But he should be considered as a right tackle for most offenses.

Cornerback Shareece Wright injured his leg during the final drill of the workout with what the school tweeted was a pulled hamstring. That could threaten his status as a potential third-round pick. Defensive tackle Jurrell Casey and tight end Jordan Cameron also stood out as top performers at the workout.

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