2017 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about DAWUANE SMOOT: Illinois, 6027 255 4.80. Two-year starter from Groveport, OH. Third-team All-Big 10. Quick at the snap with good initial punch with his hands. Demonstrates the ability to redirect in short space and plays the edge run well. Tough to get around as he can manhandle a tight end and quickly react. Gets good leverage on the ball carrier in pursuit. A top tier chase player. Works to finish the play. Good lateral quickness. Good gap player with the ability to penetrate with a sudden inside move. Has a quick first step combining with his active hands to slip a blocker as a pass rusher. Plays with his hair on fire. An every-down hustle player who needs to develop more technique in the pass rush. May be an outside linebacker conversion. Has put on over 40 pounds since coming to Illinois. Lacks any sort of dominant traits to his game but has the motor and style that will find a way to produce. Smoot brings it every play. While he lacks the ideal traits, he can certainly fit into a rotation and factor in a committee backup approach. Senior Bowl notes: Good first step and punch with hands. Explosive on the edge in pass rush. Played upright in practice at times and can get ridden out. Flashes a good punch and separates. Can redirect on the edge. An edge rusher who needs more consistency. 2016 stats: 56 T, 15 TFL, 5 sacks, 1 PBU, 10 QBH, 2 FF. Edge speed:left 2.00, right 2.08. OSR:22/ 40. Fourth/fifth round. (A-32 3/4, H-9 1/8, BP-21, 10-1.69).