Heat Check: DeVonta Smith has been on FIRE, plus 2022-23 Highlight Reel
DeVonta Smith has been on an absolute HEATER over the last six games, adding to an already impressive sophomore campaign with the Philadelphia Eagles.
DeVonta Smith 2022-23 Highlight Reel
Originally tweeted by Matt Martellucci (@mattlucci12) on January 24, 2023.
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Devonta Smith has become a force to be reckoned with on the field in recent weeks. Since the start of December, Smith has put up some of the best numbers among NFL wide receivers. The second-year Alabama product’s performances have not gone unnoticed by Eagles’ fans, and he has quickly established himself as one of the top young players at his position.
Rankings Among All Wide Receivers: Week 13 to Divisional Round
- Highest graded PFF WR (min 10 targets) with 86.6 offensive grade
- 35 catches (6th)
- 482 yards (3rd)
- 3 TDs (T-4 th)
- 206 yards after catch (2nd)
- 6 contested catches (T-2nd)
Devonta finished the 2022 season as the Eagles franchise record holder for most single-season receptions by a wide receiver with 95, second all-time to Zach Ertz’s 118 in 2018.
One crucial aspect of The Slim Reaper’s success is Nick Sirianni and Shane Steichen utilizing his speed in the slot. DeVonta Smith played 232 snaps in the slot in 2022 compared to only 105 as a rookie. Not only can he take the top off a defense and get other receivers open down the seams or sidelines, but his route-running must be pure torment to cover in one-on-one situations.
Regular Season ranks among all WRS
- 16th graded PFF WR (min 35 targets) with 81.0
- AJ Brown 6th highest grade with 88.0
- Tied 5th highest PFF receiving grade in slot among all WRs (90.5
- 95 catches (9th)
- 1,196 yards (6th)
- 7 touchdowns (T-12th)
- 487 yards after catch (T-9th)