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Za'Darius Smith | 99

DE | Kentucky | Cleveland Browns
Ht: 6044 / 6' 04" | Wt: 270 | Upd: 05/31/2024


Birth Date: 09/08/1992
Age: 31
Original Team: BAL
NFL Entry: 15 04 122
NFL Exp: 10
Depth Chart Key: T/Min
Team History: BAL GB MIN CLE

Player History

05/15 BAL D/C signed
03/19 BAL UFA
03/19 GB UFA signed
09/21 GB IR 1
01/22 GB IR/DFR 18
01/22 GB activated 19
03/22 GB T V V/CC
03/22 MIN CC signed
05/23 CLE trade from MIN

Ourlads' Profile:

2015 Guide: What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ZA'DARIUS SMITH: Kentucky, 6044 274 4.78. A two-year starter from Greenville, AL who aligned in a 4-I, 5 technique, or a Wide 9 technique for the Wildcats. A versatile and physical defensive end and tackle. A competitor who moves quickly on movement. He works hard to the quarterback. Sheds quickly and gets in on pressures. A high effort player. A transfer from East Mississippi CC. Mentally and physically tough. Has the talent to be a rush defensive end. Explosive initial quickness. A quick shed and locate guy. Uses a good shoulder punch. Hard to tie up on a reach block. Hits with an explosive force. Works to finish plays. Has big hands to control the edge of a defense. A ferocious competitor who is relentless and disruptive. Earns a lot of effort sack type plays. A gap control four man front defensive end with pass rush skills. Can win the one-on-one matchups. Was the nation’s number one junior college strong side defensive end prospect in 2012. May start out as rotational defensive lineman on the next level but will be used as a situational pass rusher. Was the most valuable defender in the East-West Shrine game where he was virtually unblockable for the week of practice. He also gave fits to the blockers in the Senior Bowl. Has some lower body stiffness. Needs to continue to work on improving his hand strength to disengage in the run and pass games. 2014 stats: 60 T, 7 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 3 QBH. Edge speed:left 2.12, right 2.20. OSR:27/31. Third/fourth round. (A-32 5/8, H-10, BP-23, 10-1.65).