Roll Fins? Smith, Tua have talked doable reunion
MOBILE, Ala. — Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith has already pictured himself in a Miami Dolphins uniform reuniting with former faculty teammate Tua Tagovailoa, and the thought could possibly be mutual.”We simply talked about it might be good to run it again once more,” Smith instructed NFL Community after Tuesday’s observe on the Senior Bowl about the potential of teaming up once more with the Dolphins’ beginning quarterback. “Not an excessive amount of, however considerably talked about it.”The Dolphins maintain the No. Three decide within the 2021 NFL draft, and the crew has a giant want for extra explosive playmakers for Tagovailoa. Smith, who grew to become the primary huge receiver to win the Heisman Trophy since Desmond Howard in 1991 and solely the second since 1940, will surely match that criterion.1 RelatedSmith is collaborating in conferences and watching practices together with Dolphins coaches on the Senior Bowl, however he’s not collaborating on the sphere due to a dislocated finger suffered in Alabama’s nationwide championship victory over Ohio State. He had 12 catches for 215 yards and three touchdowns in that recreation earlier than the damage.He was sporting a black wrap on his proper hand Tuesday.The largest query about Smith main as much as the draft is whether or not his dimension will hinder his turning into a top-five decide. Alabama listed Smith as 6-foot-1, 175 kilos, and he declined to weigh in on the Senior Bowl on Tuesday. He stated he’d wait till Alabama’s professional day to do full measurements.Dolphins coach Brian Flores would not appear too frightened about Smith’s dimension affecting their analysis of him.”This man is a really, excellent participant. You possibly can nitpick all you need a couple of man’s dimension, however good gamers are good gamers are good gamers. All of us can see that,” Flores stated Tuesday. “This man is an excellent participant. He made a number of performs in faculty. He made a number of performs within the greatest video games of the 12 months. You possibly can nitpick all day on issues on individuals. He is an excellent participant, and it has been good attending to know him. He is an excellent child, too.”Smith performed larger than his dimension in faculty, as he repeatedly discovered a strategy to separate from press protection, broke tackles within the open subject and proved to be sturdy all through his four-year profession at Alabama.If the Dolphins need Smith, they may have some competitors. ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. tasks Smith going No. 2 to the New York Jets in his first mock draft, with the Dolphins taking LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase at No. 3.Operating again Najee Harris, Smith’s teammate at Alabama, can be collaborating below the tutelage of Dolphins coaches on the Senior Bowl and in addition could possibly be on the crew’s radar to reunite with Tagovailoa in Miami. The Dolphins have 4 picks within the high 50 of the NFL draft (Nos. 3, 18, 35 and 50).