Pro Football Focus Makes Big Statement About Roquan Smith.

Published May 15, 2018 at 2:42 PM

"According to most, the Chicago Bears 2018 NFL Draft will be considered a success in a couple of years. Bears general manager Ryan Pace followed up his great 2017 NFL Draft where he nabbed Mitch Trubisky, Tarik Cohen and Eddie Jackson, with what could possibly be another praise worthy draft in 2018. It all starts with first round pick Roquan Smith who is expected to have a huge impact in Chicago's 3-4 defense. An impact so big, Pro Football Focus has him labeled as the most likely to win the NFL's 2018 Defensive Rookie of the Year!"Smith's coverage skills are elite when it comes to college prospects and he has the ability to make plays in coverage that few NFL linebackers can. Crucially, he also has the range and instincts to make stops all over the field even if he isn't a 250-pound player. He had the second most defensive stops (74) in all of college football last season and saw his PFF grade get better each season of his college career.
In Chicago's defense, Smith should have the freedom to impact all areas of the field and the coverage skills to make plays in front of a much improved secondary. If the big plays fall the right way he could make a big case for Defensive Rookie of the Year."Do you think Smith can have an exceptional rookie season?

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