Maybe those ballet pants should have been a clue in the Combine last year. Along with his being vertically challenged. And technically he wasn't a cut but as close as you can get.
5' 8", 193 Lbs. $2.15 million in signing bonus last year. Oh, and we traded our 14th selection in the first round to move up and draft Smith in the second round.
Not the wisest decision made by Josh last year and one he had to own this year in making a trade that sent Smith to Detroit for TE Dan Gronkowski, a 7th round pick by the Lions in the same draft that the Broncos took Smith in the second round.
Smith was an interception machine at Wake Forest setting the ACC career INT record with 21. But like many players (and coaches) have found out, gaudy college stats don't always transfer to the NFL.
I was a vocal critic of this pick last year and in watching Smith this pre-season, he seemed to not be the brightest bulb in the chandelier, making mental mistakes on Special Teams and in being out of position on pass coverage.
So Denver gets a 7th round TE for a 1st round selection AND a $2.15 million kicker. I wasn't a math major in college but that doesn't seem like a very good investment.