R5 P165: Terrell Smith, CB - Minnesota

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Big fast long CB whose light came on just last year and earned a really good grade, after being a very poorly graded fellow his two previous years.
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Basically a good 2018 and 2022, with three injury-riddled years in between.

He's worth a flyer. If he can stay healthy, he can be more than a depth player.
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Like the player, love the pick.
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Day three DB depth. 🤷
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Trey Koziol on Terell Smith | Press Conference
Apr 29, 2023

Co-director of player personnel Trey Koziol addresses the media Saturday at Halas Hall to discuss the selection of Minnesota cornerback Terell Smith with the 165th selection of the draft.

https://www.chicagobears.com/video/trey ... conference
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A second press/off man corner with size and a physical style. Somewhat interesting for a team playing a Cover-2. In the past we've typically drafted a Safety on Day 3. Despite having played CB in college is he a better prospect at Safety? Maybe an Adrian Amos type?
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Pick wasted

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I like him as a 6'1" 210 lbs SS, run support thumper.
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If Smith becomes a poor man's version of this comp, it's a really good pick.

https://ras.football/ras-compare/?&p1=2 ... 638&pos=CB
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I love him as a safety prospect.
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wab wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 2:13 pm I love him as a safety prospect.
He's definitely one of those pocketknife DBs who is in a lot of different meetings and rotating between groups. Guy may not even have a set position this season beyond "safety in this package, corner in this package, special teams always."
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Another hard hitting CB. I imagine they'll try him on the outside first, competing with Stephenson.
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Found this pick really startling and unexpected, too.

After getting Stevenson, they seemed awfully set at CB with Vildor, JJ2, Blackson as their backups.

Seems like an odd spend to hope for a minor upgrade over JJ2.
Maybe a switch to safety in the works (given how incredibly thin they are there)?
Some places predicted him undrafted, but some of the better ones did have R5 on him.
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Moriarty wrote: Mon Jun 19, 2023 10:01 am Found this pick really startling and unexpected, too.

After getting Stevenson, they seemed awfully set at CB with Vildor, JJ2, Blackson as their backups.

Seems like an odd spend to hope for a minor upgrade over JJ2.
Vildor, Jaylon Jones and Blackson are hardly world-beaters. Nothing wrong with adding to the competition.
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