2020 Guide: What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about RASHAD SMITH: Florida Atlantic, 6010 217 4.65. Three year starter, Florida City FL. Second-team All-Conference USA in 2019. Athletic lightweight prospect who projects as a hybrid or Will. Plays both off the ball and on the edge in the box. Quick with initial read and flashes downhill ability. Makes plays shooting inside gaps going backdoor. Sudden change of direction and lateral agility gets him to a lot of plays. Has sideline to sideline range and runs through tackles in space. When over a slot can take on a block with quick hands and shed on the move. Outstanding cover ability and ball skills for a linebacker. Deep drops with solid zone awareness. Can find the ball and react to multiple receivers in a zone. Can find the throwing lane, get under a route, and high point the ball. Sudden breaking on the ball. Lightning quick as a blitzer with a closing burst. Matches back release and can stay in phase up the field. Will run around a block to make a play and has made some big plays but has also been covered up and knocked out of a play. Struggles to take on blocks inside and often takes the path of least resistance. At times taking chances has made him a liability inside as there have been some big holes created. Outstanding in kick coverage and he will need to be a core special teams player. Coverage and chase skill will give him an opportunity. Has sub package potential. Defensive MVP in the Boca Raton Bowl with 11 tackles, an interception, and a pick six fumble recovery. Shrine Bowl notes: Played in the box with some reps outside. Slight build for inside but showed outstanding range in pursuit, pass drops and reactions on the throw. Good playing speed and agility with some quality plays in space. Solid cover skill both in zone and match coverage. Willing inside but struggled to take on blocks and could get pushed around. 2019 stats: 109 T, 11.5 TFL, 3.5 sacks, 2 PBU, 4 QBH, 1 FF, 3 FR (1 TD), 3 INT. Not invited to Combine. Seventh round/PFA. (A-32, H-9 3/4, BP-DNP, SS-DNP).