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NFL Draft: Under The Radar Prospects The New York Giants Have Shown Interest In


Tyrell Smith, OT, UMASS

Tyrell Smith is an athletic 6’6″ 323 lbs. bulldozer who started games at both left tackle and guard for the Minutemen. Smith garnered accolades as a Phil Steele Preseason All-MAC Fourth Team Offensive Line and a Athlon Sports Preseason All-MAC Second Team Offensive Tackle in 2015 after a successful run in 2014 where he earned the starting left tackle gig in all 12 games as redshirt sophomore.

“It was a cool opportunity getting to visit with the home town team,” said the Lakewood, New Jersey native on his workout with Big Blue. “I thought everything went very well. I was able to meet with a few members of the staff, including offensive line coach. Just got to stay in shape from here on out and wait for my next opportunity.”

Known for his excellent pass blocking after holding dow the line side on an offensive line that allowed their quarterback to produce 311.8 yards per game through the air (the 11th-most in NCAA Division I FBS through the end of the 2014 season), Smith projects to be a sixth-seventh round selection in the upcoming Draft.

Due to their lack of a seventh round pick, New York will either have to secure his services in the sixth, or hope they can sign him as an undrafted free agent.

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