DeVonta Smith Set New Career Highs on Sunday
“DeVonta Smith is a great playmaker,” Sirianni said. “Not a good playmaker, a great playmaker.”
Smith showed exactly what kind of playmaker he is in the Eagles week three win over the Washington Commanders. He set new career highs in catches (eight) and receiving yards (169). The former Heisman trophy winner made several tremendous catches that made your jaw drop.
Late in the first quarter, Jalen Hurts lofted a pass towards the right sideline and Smith showed excellent concentration with a 45-yard catch over his shoulder. And then just before the half, Smith leaped over two defenders and came down with the catch for a 44-yard completion. He finished the drive by jumping over another defender for a two-yard touchdown.
“You’ve got to make the most of your opportunities,” Smith said. “You might have a game like that where you don’t get the ball, don’t get your opportunities. But when they come, you got to make the most of them.”
Smith has put to bed any questions about whether or not he would be able to make plays in the NFL because of his frame. After setting the record for the most yards by a rookie wide receiver in Eagles history a year ago, Smith is putting everyone on notice in his second season.
“Slim Reaper. By the eyes, he may be a little slight, but he plays like a big boy,” Hurts. He is a grown man.”