Derricus Smith – OLB
Rome

#41 OUTSIDE LINEBACKER


HT: 5’10”
WT: 210
Class: 2019
40: 4.6
Squat: 460
Bench: 280
Power Clean: 275

Watched Smith in the Corky Kell Classic and it’s clear the senior will be the leading tackler on the Rome squad this year most likely. He takes pursuit angles with a ton of urgency, and is looking to flat knock the ball carrier out when tackling. His consistent energy gets him a ton of assisted tackles, which if you watch the Rome team, the way their defense works so well, is how they flow to the football, and Smith is no exception. I can see him getting a good bit of forced fumbles this fall in fact. Getting into the backfield a lot this season, against a pretty good Kell team Smith had 4.5 tackles for loss. Smith led his team in tackles senior year and earned first team all-state/region defensive player of the year.

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