By: Hussam Patel
Devonta Smith’s performance in the National Championship game strengthened my argument that he’s the #1 WR in this draft class. His MVP performance in the Championship, game tape and All-22 speaks for itself. He's already the first WR since 1992 to win the Heisman Trophy.
Smith glides around the field and does tremendous damage in space, creating separation against top defenders. In traffic, he high points the ball with perfect execution. Scouts have knocked his lanky and rangy frame, but he's used this to his advantage to weave between defenders and angle tight corners, leaving stunned defenders in his wake with his underrated footwork.
It's not just his game that speaks for him, it's also his attitude and demeanor in game and off the field. Nick Saban repeatedly says he just grinds and works hard, never complaining about anything and staying humble; this makes him a team player and a dangerous WR. He's cemented himself as college football’s greatest WR, and he can continue that in the NFL.