Smallwood is a confident tackler and comes in looking to make a big impact, but needs to work on technique. Improving core strength would make a big difference. His direct approach that he takes would be compromised against bigger ball carriers, which puts a cap at his projected level of play. He has decent quickness, and will probably be a nickle back at the next level. Seems to thrive closer to the line of scrimmage, but looks capable playing man coverage too. Smallwood is a nice energy player, who can hustle out to the sideline and make a play.