Cam Smith: NFL Draft Scouting Report

Cam Smith: NFL Draft Scouting Report
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  • Height: 6’0”
  • Weight: 188 lbs
  • College: South Carolina
  • Year: SR-Junior
  • Position: Cornerback


  • Is a really good press corner
  • Extremely physical, especially at the line
  • Has the instant acceleration to stick with receivers and limit their abilities in short spaces
  • Has good length 
  • Plenty of versatility and could play both inside and outside
  • Best placed in man coverage schemes
  • Decent enough ball skills
  • He plays with high effort on every play and loves the cam. 
  • Very instinctual and has good awareness.
  • Has the movement skills and abilities to stay with receivers
  • Can shadow receiver routes really well and remains sticky. 
  • His footwork and hip fluidity means he can track the ball really well without losing balance


  • His frame is on the leaner side
  • Likes contact a bit too much but doesn’t have the build to be aggressive in his physicality
  • Isn’t overly strong and may need to add weight
  • That strength profile can impact his tackling which can be sporadic
  • His long speed is unconvincing, especially going deep.


Cam Smith is a good press corner who plays with aggression and physicality. He is a high-effort player who plays with the right psychological mindset and confidence. Smith can stick with receivers and shows good movement skills. But, there are question marks over his long speed and overall athletic ability which matters so much at the corner position. He will need to be in the right man coverage scheme and he may not be your #1 corner on a team but if you drop him into the right man-coverage scheme, which has other playmakers in the secondary, he will have a decent NFL career.

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