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Telvin Smith | Linebacker

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/11/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 218
College: Florida State
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Jaguars signed fifth-round OLB Telvin Smith to a four-year contract.
We might look back at Smith as one of the bigger value picks in the 2014 draft. He has good length at 6-foot-2 7/8 to contribute immediately in nickel packages as a cover linebacker and pass rusher. With only Geno Hayes ahead of Smith on the depth chart on the weak side, he could become a three-down linebacker sooner rather than later. Smith "stood out" at rookie camp. May 27 - 2:20 PM

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Jaguars fifth-round LB Telvin Smith "stood out" during last week’s rookie minicamp.

"We felt like he learned really well, and he moved around really well," DC Bob Babich said. "He’s got a long way to go, but we saw a lot of potential." Smith fell to the fifth round due to off-field concerns, but has the cover skills to make an early-career impact in nickel packages. With only Geno Hayes ahead of him on the weak side, Smith could eventually develop into a three-down role.
May 23 - 5:18 PM

Jaguars selected Florida State LB Telvin Smith with the No. 144 overall pick in the 2014 draft.

Smith (6-foot-2 7/8, 218) played nickel 'backer and special teams his first three seasons before breaking out as a senior with a team-high 90 tackles, 9.5 for a loss, two sacks, and three INTs. He returned two of the picks for touchdowns and earned first-team All-ACC honors. Smith blazed a 4.52 forty at the Combine with a 9-foot-11 broad jump. A playmaking linebacker with cover skills and lots of special teams value, Smith is a chase-and-hit weak-side prospect who may need to add some bulk to become a bankable three-down defender. He's someone to monitor in IDP leagues.
May 10 - 2:15 PM

Rotoworld draft editor Josh Norris' best player available entering day three of the draft is Florida State LB Telvin Smith.

Smith is a tweener stuck between linebacker and safety, but was widely regarded as a second-day pick and should come off the board early Saturday. Clemson CB Bashaud Breeland, Boston College LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, Florida State RB Devonte Freeman, and South Carolina WR Bruce Ellington round out Norris' top five players left. All of Norris' best remaining can be found at the link.
May 10 - 9:41 AM

FOX Sports reports Florida State LB/S Telvin Smith failed a drug test at the Scouting Combine in February.

Three Seminoles (Smith, DT Timmy Jernigan, and LB Christian Jones) were popped for failed tests at the Combine. Smith is a bit of a tweener who has 4.52 wheels. He's expected to be selected on day two. Smith has the speed and instincts to be a movable chess piece in an NFL defense.
Source: FOX Sports
May 5 - 7:22 PM

Florida State LB/S Telvin Smith clocked forty times of 4.41 and 4.48 at the NFL Scouting Combine.

His "official" time was 4.52. Smith is built similarly to Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor at 6-foot-3, 218 with striking ability. It's worth noting Smith has far better speed than Chancellor, however, as Kam ran a 4.62 forty coming out of Virginia Tech. Smith is expected to be a day-two pick. He played linebacker at FSU but could be a movable chess piece defender in the NFL.
Feb 24 - 2:13 PM

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2Toby Gerhart
FB1Will Ta'ufo'ou
WR11Cecil Shorts
2Marqise Lee
3Tommy Streeter
WR21Allen Hurns
2Ace Sanders
WR31Ace Sanders
TE1Marcedes Lewis
2Nic Jacobs
3Clay Harbor
K1Josh Scobee