Saivion Smith Signs With Cowboys
Former Crimson Tide cornerback Saivion Smith signed as a free agent today with the Dallas Cowboys. Smith spent this spring with the XFL's Houston Roughnecks until the league suspended play due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Smith played for the Crimson Tide in 2018 and accumulated 60 tackles, three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown and forcing one fumble. Smith was injured in the 44-16 national championship game loss to Clemson. His final play at Alabama was a 74-yard pass from Trevor Lawrence to Justyn Ross due to Smith injuring his ankle.
As a four-star recruit out of IMG Academy he began his college career at LSU. Smith transferred to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. He was a five-star JUCO prospect when he decided to play in Tuscaloosa for the Crimson Tide.
Smith could have stayed with Alabama for a second season but opted instead to enter his name into the NFL Draft. He went undrafted and was picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars but was cut in the final rounds of cuts.
The Cowboys have already signed HaHa Clinton-Dix this offseason, making Smith the second Alabama defensive back signee of the offseason.