According to reports by Aaron Wilson of National Football Post, Ohio State wide receiver Devin Smith visited the New Orleans Saints.
A late-first, early-second round prospect for the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft, Smith boasts outstanding speed (4.42 40-yard dash at the scouting combine) and athleticism as one of the top deep-threat wideouts in this year’s rookie class.
He finished his senior year at Ohio State with a team-leading 931 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was an honorable mention All-Big 10 and helped pave the way for a Buckeyes win over Oregon in the National Championship.
Remember that insane one-handed catch that OSU wide receiver made in the Buckeyes’ season opener a couple of years ago? The “catch of the year?” Well, that was Devin Smith. To refresh your memories:
Devin Smith is a promising young athlete and could be a great fit for the New Orleans Saints with Drew Brees under center and the speedy Brandin Cooks in the mix. In fact, when ESPN analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay did their joint mock draft on television Thursday, they landed Smith with the Saints at pick No. 31 in first round.
While there are better receivers in the draft, a vertical-route presence doesn’t get much more real than that of the former Buckeye. If head coach Sean Payton and GM Mickey Loomis do decide to pull the trigger early on a wideout, Devin Smith could make for a nice option in the first, or maybe even second round. However, there are more pressing needs at the moment.