In recent years, Maryland has sent a bunch of workout warriors to the combine, including Vernon Davis, Shawne Merriman and
“I like that a little bit because I know that’s something that everyone expects," Smith told Van Pelt in a pretty good interview. "Even being down here where I train [in
Smith's speed and athleticism has him on the first-round bubble according to many draft experts.
I had Smith going to the Ravens at pick No. 26 in my first mock draft, but what do I know?
Van Pelt asked Smith how he plans to stand out in a stacked receiver class at the combine.
"I feel like no one is questioning my athletic ability so I feel like it's really just on how polished I am as a receiver, which will in turn decide where I get drafted," Smith said. "I'm just anxious to show everyone my route-running ability and catching the ball clean and things like that."
The story of Smith's adolescence is an inspiring one, and Van Pelt asked the All-ACC first-team receiver what it will be like for him and his family when his number is called in April's draft.