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I haven't fully researched all the dumbest Combine interviews, but Jimmy Smith's has to be at or near the top.
The corner, one of the top players at his position, tested positive for drugs at Colorado (marijuana, I believe) and was arrested twice for underage drinking.
Two arrests are no doubt bad. I get that. But in the scheme of things when comparing his record to that of other players, underage drinking and a recreational drug (that is so common it might as well be legal at University of Colorado) aren't the worst offenses.
Obviously, I am not condoning his actions, I am just applauding the fact he wasn't arrested for battery or assault.
Yet in team interviews, Smith admitted to be arrested only once. I don't know the full story, but most reports have him down being arrested twice and NFL teams know your personal history.
Hell, most of them know your kindergarten girlfriend. So to lie to NFL teams as Smith reportedly did? RED FLAG.
Still, Smith's talent is undeniable and the Seahawks lack of it in the secondary was equally impressive. Pete Carroll has taken shots on guys with character trouble (most recently Mike Williams) and made them a success, so why not Smith?
He's big, fast, physical and fluid in his hip rotations. Sounds like a project worthy of Carroll's time and effort to me.