Andre Smith OT Alabama #71

Ht: 6'4
Wt: 340

Elite upper body strength. Strong legs give him a sturdy base and allows him to handle the bull rush with ease. Plays with a nasty attitude; doesn't just slow defenders down, he finishes them off. Extremely durable - no injury concerns. One of the more successful collegiate offensive lineman in recent history. Started every game of his career until 2009 Sugar Bowl (suspended).
Built more like a guard than a tackle. Lacks ideal height to play tackle at the next level. Weight is a concern. Quickness is mediocre and inconsistent. May be limited to right tackle or guard in the pros. Suspended for 2009 Sugar Bowl for contacting an agent.
Smith has all the tools to be a dominant lineman in the NFL, but it may not be at left tackle. He simply doesn't have the build or quickness of a prototypical NFL left tackle. He reminds of Shawn Andrews, who played tackle at Arkansas and successfully made the transition to guard for the Eagles. His stock should fall as teams evaluate film and determine that he isn't a left tackle prospect, but it doesn't mean he can't still be an elite lineman at the next level.

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