Shannon Smith: 2019 Draft Prospect Interview

Name: Shannon Smith
School: West Georgia
Position: WR/Hybrid TE
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 220

Q: What goals did you accomplish heading into your final collegiate season?

My goals coming into my final collegiate season was to improve to become more elite and more versatile as a player. Although I’ve always been versatile, I can always improve on polishing my game to be the best I can be. Also, I wanted to improve my grades because I believe that it helps you on the field. I believe that it shows that I still can get better as a player on the field and that I haven’t peaked.

Q: What would your coaches say about the type of player you are?

They would say that I’m great route runner, I can get in and out of my breaks, and to be my size, I have good speed and I can separate from defenders.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?

When watching film, I like to first focus on what coverages they like to run in certain situations and I like to find the weakness in the DBs I am going against. I try to look for his tendencies in different coverages.

Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?

My work ethic and my abilities to make plays in clutch moments.

Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?

I will be training at a facility in Lawrenceville, GA called U48 (Ultimate 48).

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

On the field, I have great IQ. I can read coverages very good and find holes to get open. I have the ability to twerk my body to make the tough catch and I’m a team player which means that I am a winner. I am a big 3rd down and Red Zone guy. Those are my strengths. I believe that I can help a team get to the big game which is the Super Bowl. Also, I believe I can be an even better brother, father, and son off the field. I always feel that I can improve.

Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?

Although I’m at a small school, I have the ability to be successful at the next level.