Alabama Reunion in Philly? Jalen Hurts, DeVonta Smith are Talking
PHILADELPHIA - DeVonta Smith is no heavyweight however the worn Alabama well-known individual particular set aside together some noteworthy production for the Crimson Tide, gathering over 1,800 yards receiving and 23 touchdowns en path to the Heisman Trophy and a national championship in 2020.
It took some prodding at some level of the Crimson Tide's Pro Day availability on Monday, however Smith at final admitted that he weighed 170 pounds, a gargantuan set aside a query to heed referring to his high-10 draft enviornment.
In some design, although, he is in the equation to be simply that, alongside with two different WRs, his teammate Jaylen Lope and Ja'Marr Wander of LSU.
The Eagles are expected to remember all three if accessible at No. 6 general.
Smith will be an enticing preference as a connection for Jalen Hurts, once a Smith teammate in Tuscaloosa sooner than a grad transfer to Oklahoma the put the quarterback became once the runner-up to 2019 Heisman winner Joe Burrow.
Hurts and Smith performed together at Alabama for 2 seasons and the Eagles' projected starting QB became once the man for the Crimson Tide when Smith arrived as a freshman. The 2 remain shut and spoke before Smith's Pro Day and playing together in Philadelphia did attain up.
“Me and Jalen, we did talk these days, no longer as regards to [playing together], however simply how the formulation and things are going,” Smith said. “And the design in which’s my coaching been going, and catching up on lifestyles things and stuff like that.”
Clearly, Smith may well perhaps well furthermore land in Miami with Tua Tagovailoa, his QB from 2019, whereas Mac Jones, his 2020 signal-caller on the total is a fellow first-spherical take this April. Such is lifestyles with Gash Saban and Alabama.
Wherever Smith lands will nearly no doubt feature some Crimson Tide-tint,
“This may well presumably even be a blessing simply to hear any physique of workers name my title,” he said.
Smith's production at Alabama became once different-worldly however most scouts like positioned him in the aid of Wander and Lope on the cease of the draft due to his lack of size and the Louisiana native wasn't precisely serious about talking about his weight which had been listed at 165, after shedding weight at some level of the Tide's season.
Some like mentioned the success of DeSean Jackson when pointing to Smith however the ex-Eagles receiver, who simply signed with his fatherland Los Angeles Rams, became once furthermore a second-spherical preference at No. 49 general aid in 2008, no longer a ability high-10 take.
Smith's ground in the first spherical is the cease half no matter the questions over his weight and he'll let his tape talk for itself, passing on any on-discipline work on the official day put for Tuesday.
As the cease program at faculty football, Alabama had loads of different ability official abilities accessible, at the side of heart Landon Dickerson who admitted he met with the Eagles.
All-Pro heart Jason Kelce is returning for the 2021 season for Philadelphia, however the primitive has admitted persevering with his career is a one year-by-one year proposition at this level, and discovering the heir obvious has to be on Jeff Stoutland's mind.
There are loads of in-home candidates, at the side of second-one year undrafted free agent Luke Juriga besides to Nate Herbig, who can play all three internal line positions, and even starting left guard Isaac Seumano, a flexible participant whose easiest space became once projected to be heart by the Eagles, on the least early in his career.
Dickerson, who started his faculty career at Florida Narrate sooner than transferring to Alabama as a grad transfer, tore his correct ACL in the SEC Championship Sport against Florida however did dress for the 2021 School Football Playoff National Championship Sport and entered the sport for the final snap of Alabama's 52-24 take hang of over Ohio Narrate.
"If truth be told, I don’t know how important I’ll be doing at Pro Day (on Tuesday),” said Dickerson, the winner of the Rimington Trophy because the nation's easiest heart. “Reassuring groups doesn’t decide to attain from what I secure on the discipline. They may be able to inquire of the film and leer if they need me or no longer. They may be able to furthermore consult with our trainers and clinical doctors if they decide to figure out extra intimately.
“It’s going really simply. I’m correct on schedule. I’m correct the put I decide to be. Couldn’t demand for the leisure extra.”
Alongside with the Eagles, Dickerson furthermore mentioned conferences with the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers.
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