ESPN rookie stat projections: How will DeVonta Smith perform in 2021?
There’s a lot of intrigue surrounding the newest addition of the Eagles receiving core. Rookie WR DeVonta Smith had one of the most stellar careers in college football history and looks to carry his production over to the pros.
ESPN recently released their rookie stat projections and expect a big year from the Heisman winner in 2021:
“This paints a very positive picture for Chase, Smith, and Waddle in 2021. Assuming they stay healthy, all three are positioned to play significant offensive roles out of the gate.”
Touchdowns from scrimmage
“At 6-foot-1 and 208 pounds, Chase figures to see sufficient work near the goal line, whereas the weight of Waddle and Smith (both under 185 pounds) could limit output in that department a bit for them.“
- 227 receptions
- 3,835 yards
- 43 TDs
- 16.9 yards/catch
Even when Smith was surrounded by first-round talent, he was still the most targeted receiver on Alabama over Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs III, and Jaylen Waddle. His combination of speed, length, and agility will make him a dynamic threat in an offense yearning for explosiveness.
Holy hell it wasn’t a dream. DeVonta Smith is an Eagle. pic.twitter.com/zfAd6qJ4xw— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) April 30, 2021