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Trent Smith

SELECTED BY DALLAS , ROUND 7, PICK 22, OVERALL PICK 223
TE | (6-5, 243, 4.75) | Oklahoma
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Redshirted in 1998. Caught 18 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns in '99; 29-310-3 in 2000; and 61-564-6 in '01, when he was one of three finalists for the John Mackey Award that goes to the nation's top tight end. Started 14-of-14 games in '02, catching 46-396-5 with a long of 28. Has pilot's license in aviation and black belt in tae kwon do.

Positives: Looks like a big wide receiver playing tight end. Will take the ball away from smaller defensive backs. Clutch receiver with very good, quick hands. Can pluck and snatch the ball. Does a good job adjusting to the low ball. Gets deep on occasion.

Negatives: Had too many drops and fumbles in 2002. Has a narrow base and lacks bulk strength to block in line. Lacks strength and elusiveness after the catch. Average release and separation. Lacks burst and acceleration. Tall and linear. Needs to learn to eat right. Finesse position blocker who is usually split off the line. Not a speed receiver who will run by people, and he lacks suddenness. Struggles vs. the jam and tight man coverage. For his size and build, 40 time is disappointing.

Summary: Was a long, linear wide receiver playing tight end until he added weight his senior year. An H-back type of player who is much better blocking on the move and in space than on the line.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.