Professional football players come in various sizes and shapes, but there is a general level of sturdiness required to have longevity in the sport. Is 166 pounds too thin?
We’ll find out soon. Alabama star and Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith weighed in at 166 pounds, according to NBC Sports’ Albert Breer, who cited totals from the Indy medical combine earlier this month.
NFL teams didn’t get athletic testing numbers from the Indy medical combine earlier this month, but they did get measurements. And that meant, finally, they got Alabama WR DeVonta Smith on a scale.
Per sources, the Heisman winner checked in at a 6-foot-0.2 and 166 pounds.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 21, 2021
At just over six feet tall, 166 pounds is pretty thin for the NBA or Major League Baseball, let alone the rigors of the NFL. Smith has been linked to the Patriots several times over the past month in mock drafts.
The Patriots’ apparent need for a playmaking receiver, Bill Belichick’s friendship with Smith’s college coach Nick Saban, and the Heisman winner’s ultimate-gamer attitude are all reasons to believe he would be a fit in New England.
Still, 166 pounds is bound to cause some concerns even amongst a group of people who believe in Smith’s ability to become a star.
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Social Media Responds to DeVonta Smith’s Weight
The eye-popping weight total generated tons of reaction across social media.
B/R Gridiron let the weight speak for itself in a bold font.
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Eagles beat writer Eliot Schorr-Parks seemed to dismiss the weight and point more toward Smith’s remarkable college production on the grandest stage.
I wonder how much DeVonta Smith weighed when he had 345 yards and 6 TDs in the College Football Playoffs last year?
— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) April 21, 2021
Kyle Dvorchak of Rotoworld also joked about Smith’s size.
Devonta Smith’s draft position heavily depends on the stadium he’ll be playing in. Sub-170lbs, he could easily …read more