2015 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about PRESTON SMITH: Mississippi State, 6047 271 4.74. Two-year starter from Stone Mountain, GA. First team all-SEC defensive end who broke out in 2014 with a consistently productive season. Smith is a power rusher who displayed a developed and versatile skill set. He can be moved inside and out, exploiting matchup problems for the opposition. Gets to the passer in a variety of ways. His strength, and hand positioning allow him to rush between the tackles successfully. Has an ideal frame for the position. Versatile pass rusher with the speed to rush the edge and the strength to push the interior. Tough for blockers to move. Anchors his position against the run with a strong lower body. Sees the action and pursues the ball in traffic. At his best when bull rushing the inside shoulder of the offensive tackle. Wins a lot of battles post-engagement because of the initial hand and body position. Technically sound pass rusher. Creates matchup problems for any blocker. Big hands and long arms for the position. 2014 stats: 48 T, 15 TFL, 9 sacks, 15 QBH, 2 FF. Edge speed:left 2.06, right 1.99. OSR:6/ 31. First/second round. (A-34, H-10 5/8, BP-24, 10-1.65).