Tyreke Smith

Tyreke Smith

Measurements
  • Height
    6033
  • Hand
    10 1/4
  • VJ
    34
  • Weight
    254lbs
  • Arm
    33 1/4
  • Speed
    4.86
ED Combine Averages
  • Height
    6032
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
    33.25
  • Weight
    265lbs
  • Arm
    33 1/4
  • Speed
    4.8
Brandon Tamres - Scout
Tyreke Smith
  • Overall Rank
    154
  • Position Rank
    17
  • Position
    ED
  • Team
    OHIO ST

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles TFL Pressure % Sacks Misc. Stats
2018 11 9 0 9.7% 0 OSU Scholar-Athlete
2019 11 12 5 14.1% 3 Academic All-Big Ten
2020 7 9 2 22.3% 2 Academic All-Big Ten
2021 10 26 5 14.5% 3 2 Pass deflections

Build

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

Has average height and limited weight, with a lean build that has adequate weight distribution between the upper and lower body. Has adequate broad shoulders, with adequate thick arms and an adequate thick torso. Above the line thick legs with above the line big calves. Has had injury problems throughout his career. Not much growth potential. Missed three games this season (undisclosed injury), and had a groin injury he fought through in 2018 that needed surgery (June 2019). It caused him to miss three games in his sophomore season.

  • Size
    5
  • Length
    6
  • Frame/Durability
    4
Grade 5.0

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

He displays adequate instincts due to his adequate snap timing/anticipation ability, and his adequate ability to diagnose run vs pass quickly. Adequate ability to read mesh points on read options. Loved his effort/motor, this is how he wins and he is relentless in his pass rush who does not give up and looks to counter if first move doesn't work. Also puts in outstanding effort on backside of plays in pursuit.

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    6
  • Effort/Motor
    8
Grade 7.0

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Average AA, who lacks twitch and suddenness, has a combination of average explosiveness, speed, and COD. Does have adequate body control and bend, which is evident in his adequate ability to bend the corner (saw this against Penn State OT Rasheed Walker). Adequate play strength that allows him to compete at the POA against OL with adequate and worse play strength. He can set the edge, does not create much penetration. Looks a little stiff at times.

  • Explosiveness
    5
  • Speed
    5
  • Body Control
    6
  • Flexibility/Bend
    6
  • Change of Direction
    5
  • Play Strength
    6
Grade 5.5

Technical

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

Has a refined skill set that won't need much developing. As a pass rusher he has an above the line pass rush plan, has active hands and knows how to use him. Has a variety of pass rush moves (clubs, swipes, ghost move, bull rush) that he looks to use. Against the run, he shows adequate instincts and eye discipline. He puts in outstanding effort, especially when in pursuit on backside of plays. He plays with physicality, and does an adequate job of utilizing his length to maintain arm extension against drive blocks. He plays with adequate leverage v the run and pass...He is limited by his average AA, and his footwork/speed needs to be developed more.

  • Get Off/Initial Burst
    5
  • Pass Rush
    6
  • Heavy Handedness
    6
  • Point of Attack
    6
  • Disengage
    6
  • Closing Speed
    5
  • Twitch/Suddenness
    5
  • Play Temperament
    7
Grade 5.8

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?
Smith is a senior who was a rotational player throughout his career with increased snaps this season. Smith has earned academic honors in his first three seasons of his career. He hasn't had great production as a pass rusher, never getting more than three sacks in a season. Smith projects as a rotational 5T in a 4-3 scheme who can play standing up or with his hand in the dirt. He wins with his outstanding effort/motor and his active hands. He has limited upside as a prospect due to his average AA and his injury history.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Penn State
  • Oct - 30 - 2021
  • Played a good game against good competition, 1 sack and 5 pressures.
  • iconWorst Game
  • AT Michigan
  • Nov - 27 - 2021
  • Was not a factor in the game. Only 1 pressure generated and 0 tackles
Best Trait
Effort/Motor
Pro Comparison
Bryan Cox Jr., Bills DE