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Tanzel Smart | 79

DT | Tulane | New York Jets
Ht: 6005 / 6' 01" | Wt: 295 | Upd: 03/13/2023


Birth Date: 11/06/1994
Age: 28
Original Team: LAR
NFL Entry: 17 06 189
NFL Exp: 5
Depth Chart Key: SF20
Team History: LAR BUF CLE NYJ

Player History

06/17 LAR D/C signed
05/20 LAR waived
08/20 BUF FA
09/20 BUF waived
09/20 CLE P/SQ 1-2
10/20 NYJ P/SQ 6-9
11/20 NYJ activated 10
11/20 NYJ P/SQ 10-15
12/20 NYJ activated 15
08/21 NYJ T V V
09/21 NYJ P/SQ 0-14
12/21 NYJ Covid-19
12/21 NYJ P/SQ 16-17
01/22 NYJ FA for 22
08/22 NYJ T V V
09/22 NYJ P/SQ 0-11
11/22 NYJ activated 11
11/22 NYJ P/SQ 11-12
11/22 NYJ activated 12
11/22 NYJ P/SQ 12-15
12/22 NYJ activated 15
12/22 NYJ P/SQ 15-18
01/23 NYJ FA for 23

Ourlads' Profile:

2017 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about TANZEL SMART: Tulane, 6005 296 5.23. Three-year starter from Baton Rouge, LA. Played in 48 career games. Finished his career with 40.5 tackles for loss. Two-time first-team All-AAC selection. Bowling ball frame with upper tier explosion off the snap. Combine that with his natural low center of gravity and he can be a terror off the ball. Powerful calves and feet. Gets from point A to point B in a blink. Very quick twitched, can make a difference in a phone booth. At his size, his potential impact is simply limited. Struggles to push blockers back and can be locked onto by a bigger, longer blocker. Upper body strength is average and his hand game doesn’t make much of a difference. Overmatched against double teams. Can use his low to the ground frame and initial quickness to his advantage consistently against blockers who have a hard time bending well. He may not be the most physically imposing player on the field, but he can make a difference as a rotational tackle. A hard guy to lock up at times and knows what to do when he is free within the tackle box. 2016 stats: 67 T, 18.5 TFL, 5.5 sacks, 2 QBH, 1 FF. Edge speed:left 2.14, right 1.90. OSR:13/16. Seventh round/PFA. (A-32 3/8, H-9 7/8, BP-22, SS-1.80).