DeVonta Smith: “We Play Football. We’re Not Bodybuilders.”
DeVonta Smith appeared on the NFL Network's "Good Morning Football" Tuesday morning and answered questions about his weight. It was revealed last week that Smith measured in at 6-foot-0.2 and 166 pounds at the Indy medical combine earlier this month.
"We play football," Smith said. We're in a football business. We're not lifting or in a body-building business. It's football, that's what we're here for. So that other stuff is irrelevant...I can do everything. Inside, outside, I can do special teams. There's nothing I can't do. Wherever you want to plug me in, I can do that, that just gives me an advantage."
Smith's resume speaks for itself, he finished his career with 235 catches for 3,965 yards and 46 touchdowns. He became the first wide receiver since 1991 to win the Heisman trophy and the first wide receiver ever to win the Associated Press Player of the Year. Smith also brought home the Biletnikoff, Paul Hornung, Maxwell and Walter Camp awards, and won SEC Offensive Player of the Year.
Smith was asked on GMFB about what he did prior to his senior season to improve his overall game. "Just had the small detail things I had to do," Smith said. Fix the top of my routes. Put more in the bag really. Just having different things I can do. Different ways to get from point A and to be point B. Football is smarts. I feel like I'm one of the smartest ones out there and it comes down to preparation. Just wanting to be a step ahead."
As a senior, Smith hauled in 117 receptions and set the SEC record for yards (1,856) and touchdowns (23). In the college football playoff, he reeled in 19 receptions for 345 yards and six touchdowns in six quarters of play. Smith leaves Tuscaloosa as Alabama's all-time leader in receptions, the SEC all-time leader in receiving yards and his 46 touchdowns are the most by a Power 5 receiver in FBS history.
The Heisman Trophy winner will hear his name called in the first round when the draft begins, Thursday, April 29th and airs on ESPN.