2017 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about DE'VEON SMITH: Michigan, 5107 220 4.70. Two-year starter from Warren, OH. Appeared in 49 games. Carried the ball 470 times for 2161 yards scoring 22 times in his career. A rock solid bruiser who runs like a plow truck. Very quick and aggressive acceleration. Runs with anger and urgency. Can make himself low to the ground and difficult to get under. Pushes the pile and makes defensive backs think twice about getting after him in space. Shows minimal hesitation as he approaches the line. Very reliable and high quality blocker. Catches the ball better than his stats lead you to believe. Stiff hips, won’t show a lot of wiggle. Lacks the late movement to avoid hits. Does not have the speed to break off big runs. Average athletically. Won’t create much on his own, struggles to adjust. Small hands. Michigan’s leading rusher each of the past two seasons. Smith is a between the tackles specialist who can provide short yardage presence and plus-blocking. His upside is limited, as he simply won’t make a lot of plays in space or create on his own. A team will know exactly what they are getting with him. 2016 stats: 846 yds, 4.7 ypc, 10 TD, 16 rec, 66 yds, 4.1 ypr, 0 TD. Medical exclusion at Combine, right ankle. Sixth/seventh round. (A-29 1/2, H-8 1/4, BP-22, SS-4.57).