Lecitus Smith

Lecitus Smith

Measurements
  • Height
    6031
  • Hand
    9 5/8
  • VJ
  • Weight
    321lbs
  • Arm
    32 1/8
  • Speed
OG Combine Averages
  • Height
    6042
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
    -
  • Weight
    314lbs
  • Arm
    33 1/4
  • Speed
    5.23
Bryan Filker - Scout
Lecitus Smith
  • Overall Rank
    184
  • Position Rank
    14
  • Position
    OG
  • Team
    VIRGINIA POLYTECH INST

Stats

Year Starts Games Started Sacks Allowed Hits Allowed Pressures Pressure %
2017 (RS) - - - - - -
2018 4 11 0 2 11 4.8%
2019 12 12 2 2 12 3.7%
2020 11 11 0 0 8 2.4%
2021 10 10 2 0 12 4.1%

Build

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

Slightly undersized at HT compared to others at his position. Solid foundation, thick frame with average length, carries more WT in lower half compared to upper body. Missed 1 game in 2021 due to lower body injury.

  • Size
    5
  • Length
    5
  • Frame/Durability
    7
Grade 5.7

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Moves with a purpose out of stance and is no stranger to contact. Will impose physicality and will not back down from defenders trying to impose theirs. Will see some chippiness at end of play as defenders react when he continues block after play is over/or when play call is generally away from area he is blocking.

  • Toughness
    6
  • Instincts
    6
  • Effort/Motor
    7
Grade 6.3

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Adequate explosiveness, always seems to get out of stance quicker than opponent. Adequate speed/body control and change of direction when pulling, chipping and moving to second level defenders. Would like to see greater play strength as time to time defenders will generate better push/carry momentum, particularly larger IDL.

  • Explosiveness
    6
  • Speed
    6
  • Body Control
    6
  • Flexibility/Bend
    5
  • Change of Direction
    6
  • Play Strength
    5
Grade 5.7

Technical

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

Pass block: Less explosive out of stance, less comfortable compared to run blocking plays. Limited ability to strike as defenders seem to engage his frame more quickly. Average anchor ability, upon contact leverage/COG shifts dramatically as pad level rises. Most situations it is not of consequence to the play, could be an issue at next level against bigger faster stronger d-lineman. Athleticism and body control allow for adequate mirroring/recovery on counter pass rush moves. Run block: Adequate explosiveness out of well balanced stance. WT is evenly distributed and body leverage is ideal for size. Demonstrates adequate speed and lateral quickness involving pulling and pursuing second level blocks. Generally wins against second level defenders in part due to proper pursuit angles. Generally understands and exhibits adequate body control and leverage principles to seal defenders from running lane. Does not shy away from contact, appears to understand assignments/running lanes and will continue block/contact with defender past whistle.

  • Pass Block
    4
  • Run Block
    6
  • Strike
    4
  • Second Level
    5
  • Pulling/Space Play
    6
  • Anchor
    5
  • Footwork
    5
  • Play Temperament
    6
Grade 5.1

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?
RS Senior has started 37 of 44 games at Virginia Tech mostly at LG with the occasional fill in at LT. Honorable mention All-ACC (2019,2020). He missed 1 game in 2021 due to injury and opted out of team's bowl game vs Maryland. An OG prospect that you can with in running situations. Will need more time to develop pass blocking techniques and fundamentals. Best suited for run heavy/RPO/quick release offense. Much more polished and instinctual in running situations.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v North Carolina
  • Sep - 03 - 2021
  • 1x hurry, 1x beaten by defender, 1x pressure
  • iconWorst Game
  • AT Boston College
  • Nov - 05 - 2021
  • 1x sack 1x pressure allowed, 1x penalty
Best Trait
Pulling/engaging second level defenders
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