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Za'Darius Smith | Defensive End

Team: Kentucky Wildcats
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 263

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Kentucky senior DE Za'Darius Smith is "bigger and stronger this year after spending time in Kentucky's strength and conditioning program," reports CBS Sports' Rob Rang.
The JUCO transfer laughed off the jump in competition last year, collecting 59 tackles, including 6.5 tackles for loss and six sacks in his first try against SEC competition. If the spring game is any indication -- sack, tackle for loss and an interception -- he's ready for bigger things in 2014. "He lacks the top-notch burst most teams prefer at the RDE position but does a nice job of getting left tackles to lean to their outside and then countering back inside with power," Rang wrote. "Smith utilizes heavy hands and good core strength to generate consistent pressure but is more of a complementary rusher, rather than a featured threat, at this time. He doesn't change directions or accelerate fluidly enough to make the transition to linebacker and needs to protect his legs better from cut blocks." Aug 17 - 12:24 AM
Source: CBS Sports

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