The 2021 Senior Bowl is currently underway in Mobile, Alabama. COVID-19 has recently altered the 2021 NFL draft process, which will make the Senior Bowl an even more pivotal event for the Jacksonville Jaguars, who possess a league-leading 11 selections in the upcoming draft.
A potential target for the ‘Jags’ is already impressing in the early stages of Senior Bowl practice. Tennessee’s Trey Smith punished defenders during the first day of practice. For his massive physical frame, Smith can fill a key role regardless of a power or zone-blocking scheme. The former Volunteer also knows how to implement his outstanding power when the occasion arises.
For the Jacksonville Jaguars, the First Team All-SEC talent touts tantalizing qualities only a fool would overlook.
Trey Smith is one of the most powerful offensive linemen in the entire draft class. His initial contact at the line of scrimmage is above average. In addition to being a powerful run blocker, his massive frame ensures him to be sound in pass protection.
Lastly, Smith has the versatility to play both guard and offensive tackle at a high-level as he earned All-SEC honors at both positions among 41 career starts for the ‘Vols’.
Trey Smith rarely gets out-muscled, but when he does it is usually due to him being heavy-footed and overextending in pass protection. Additionally, Smith does not consistently play with a mean streak as an offensive lineman. Overall, his weaknesses are minimal compared to his potential and premium talent.
Simply put, the Tennessee Volunteer is a people mover more times than not. At the NFL level, he possesses numerous qualities that will intrigue scouting departments. If the Jaguars are looking to address the tackle position early in the 2021 NFL draft, Smith would provide relief.
Smith is currently turning heads at the Senior Bowl, and he is more than likely skyrocketing up draft boards. The Jaguars would benefit, in more ways than one, by utilizing one of their second-round selections on Smith.