2015 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about DERRON SMITH: Fresno State, 5110 200 4.59. Three-year starter and team captain from Banning, CA. Received a medical redshirt in 2011 after breaking his arm in the third game, missing the rest of the season. Smith had 15 career interceptions, including 13 over the span of his sophomore and junior seasons. A scheme that can move a safety around and put him in to different coverage roles will like Smith. He shows some cornerback-type movement but also has the anticipation skills of a safety. The size limits him a bit, but he plays a physical style and should be able to hide the length issues more often than not. He can be a valuable nickel and dime package player. Ball hawk defensive back that has the ability to impact the play several ways. Gets his hands on a lot of balls and knows how to bring it in. Has receiver-type catching ability. Instincts and awareness in all situations are a plus. Will go hard after the ball carrier and can deliver a violent pop. Has a short area burst to close a small gap. Lacks height and arm length and it shows up on tape. Doesn’t react to a crowd well. Struggles to wrap up, ball carrier will shake free from him too often. Takes poor angles when exploding downhill at times. Change of direction when moving at a full speed is below average. Takes chances, which leaves him and the defense prone to giving up big plays. 2014 stats: 93 T, 1 INT, 7 PBU. Medical exclusion at Combine, hernia surgery. Third/ fourth round. (A-29 3/4, H-9, VJ-34, SS-4.48).