Abram Smith

Abram Smith

Measurements
  • Height
    6000
  • Hand
    8 1/4
  • VJ
  • Weight
    213lbs
  • Arm
    30 1/4
  • Speed
RB Combine Averages
  • Height
    5105
  • Hand
    9 1/4
  • VJ
    34.75
  • Weight
    213lbs
  • Arm
    31
  • Speed
    4.55
Ben Elsner - Scout
Abram Smith
  • Overall Rank
    174
  • Position Rank
    16
  • Position
    RB
  • Age
    23.8 Years
  • Team
    BAYLOR

Stats

Year Games Played Carries Yards YPC TDs Misc. Stats
2018 3 4 11 2.8 0 1 / 3 / 0
2019 7 8 35 4.4 1 0 / 0 / 0
2020 5 0 0 0 0 0 / 0 / 0
2021 14 257 1,601 6.2 12 13 / 75 / 0

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Abram Smith has prototypical build and size with strength in his shoulders and legs. Played LB in college for the first two seasons before becoming a RB. Was able to withstand a lot of contact.

  • Size
    6
  • Length
    6
  • Frame/Durability
    7
Grade 6.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Runs with force, power, and a will to run through a defender. Sees gaps at the second level and is able to dissect while on the move. Grinds for every inch on every down. Plays special teams on the coverage unit. Asked to do something he had not been recruited for as a RB and welcomed the challenge.

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    6
  • Effort/Motor
    7
Grade 6.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Athleticism fluctuates dependent on how he plays. Is a naturally high runner which limits his explosion and cuts down on his ability to displace his body on jump cuts (COD). Can be seen to have heavy feet behind the LOS and in traffic but in space as gear turns, feet get lighter and shiftier. Stiff in his ankles, evident by COD but an extremely natural athlete. Immense play strength and power behind his pads and initiates contact, does not absorb. Long speed can cut off pursuit angles but isn't the quickest in shifting gear. Contact balance can be silly at times by how impressive it is.

  • Explosiveness
    6
  • Speed
    6
  • Body Control
    7
  • Flexibility/Bend
    4
  • Change of Direction
    5
  • Play Strength
    7
Grade 5.8

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

His approach to the LOS needs to be more consistently lighter. He can heavy stomp or cut high approaching LOS, if play does not develop in front of him. Not a natural pass catcher but plays with immense power and skill moves to be effective in space. One of the most physically gifted players at the RB position from a body and power standpoint and plays with all his weight. Lacks MYM ability in space as a pass catcher because it is not natural for him, but as a runner, when he sees things in front of him, he has an ease to his twitch and shiftiness. Doesn't look labored or overly difficult but can expand upon this ability with flexibility improved. Lacks technique in pass pro but has a willingness to do so. Feet become stagnant.

  • Receiving Ability
    4
  • Ability to Create on Own
    6
  • Finishing Run
    7
  • Footwork
    5
  • Inside Run
    6
  • Outside Run
    6
  • MYM Ability
    5
  • Ball Security
    6
Grade 5.6

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Abram Smith is a true Senior RB from Baylor under Matt Rhule and Dave Aranda. Under Rhule from 2017-2019 he appeared mostly on special teams and as a LB. In 2020, he started the back half of the season at LB. In 2021, Smith moved to RB for the Baylor Bears. This season, after only 12 previous carries, he had 257 carries at 6.2 yards per rush. He has natural movement skills and athleticism. He is a physically imposing players with strength throughout his body and the play temperament to run through contact. He limits his explosive upside by failing to properly sink on all cuts and runs high. He can be eager at the LOS but at the second level dissects well with a strong burst and long speed to cut off pursuit angles. Takes a few too many steps to get up to full speed and combined with a lack of natural pass catching ability, his third down value is diminished. He can immediately play on ST in coverage as he improves at the position, as he is going to be truly only in his 2nd season at RB.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • vs Ole Miss
  • Jan - 01 - 2022
  • Showed physicality and body control at the second level
  • iconWorst Game
  • vs Kansas State
  • Jan - 01 - 1970
  • With extra defenders in the box, he struggled to make defenders miss due to a lack of sink in and out of his cuts
Best Trait
Physicality
Pro Comparison
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