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The Gonzo Lounge>*****The Trey Smith Thread*****
Dante84 03:34 PM 05-01-2021
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Henry Louis "Trey" Smith III has gone through much adversity since high school but continues to battle. His mother, Dorsetta, passed away from congestive heart failure when he was at the University School at Jackson in Tennessee. While there, he excelled on the gridiron, winning the Mr. Football Award twice and garnering a first-team All-American and top-10 overall recruit rating nationally. The Volunteers kept him in-state, and he received second-team All-SEC, Freshman All-American, and SEC All-Freshman recognition as a 12-game starter (eight at right guard, four at left tackle). After the season, however, he was diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs. Smith fought through that malady to return for the 2018 campaign but had to stop after seven starts at left tackle as doctors believed the clots had returned. However, additional study of those test results showed that doctors might have actually seen scar tissue from the previous clots. Smith worked hard in the offseason, losing 40 pounds, and he garnered 2019 first-team All-SEC honors after moving inside to left guard, where he started 12 of 13 games played. He was a first-team all-conference selection again in 2020, starting all 11 games at left guard for the Volunteers. He received the Jason Witten Award for leadership on the field and community service off the field, as well as the Fritz Pollard Trophy for extraordinary courage and community values. He accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl. -- by Chad Reuter

Overview
When putting together a guard built for an NFL power-based scheme, the blueprint would probably look like Smith. He's big, wide, strong, long and will flash an aggressive streak when he gets geared up. The lack of body control and technique he put on tape suggests it may be difficult for him to overcome his limited athleticism. An offseason of fundamentals work should help Smith become more efficient into first contact, which will really unlock his power at the point of attack. He's been one of the more talked about guard prospects over the last few years but might be in for a bumpy beginning as he adjusts to the athletes and technicians he will face as a pro.
Strengths
  • Elite size and length for the position.
  • Frame is broad and thick.
  • Very heavy-handed with plus upper-body strength.
  • Able to throw a sack of bricks at opponent when he punches.
  • Has physical potential to become dominant with better technique.
  • Drive power to turn base blocks out of the gap.
  • Can bang and cave his down-blocks.
  • Knock-back pop on both first and second levels.
  • Good job of finding targets on his short pulls.
  • Sets a very firm anchor against bull rushers.
  • Has faced off against a variety of current pro defenders during career.
Weaknesses
  • Lack of range shows up in run game and pass sets.
  • Long first step, causing him to overshoot his landmark and lose positioning.
  • Needs better footwork and hand clinch for improved sustain.
  • Will cheat secure block to save time getting up to linebacker on combos.
  • Plays with hitch and outside hands with pass punch.
  • Below-average body control and recovery potential.
  • Loses balance and positioning against rush counters.
  • Struggles to redirect weight after biting on fakes in pass pro.
  • Slide quickness to cut off the gaps is a concern.
  • Has dealt with blood clotting issues.
Sources Tell Us
"I guess you don't like big, aggressive guards, Lance? I know he has things to work on, but they can be coached up. The (history of blood clots) is a much bigger issue than anything on tape for me." -- Personnel executive for NFC team

I’m so happy for @TreySmith73 going to the @chiefs. Finally. Chiefs Kingdom got an awesome player and fantastic human!!

Check out his story on Big Boys Club Draft Academy pic.twitter.com/cPX48fA4jP

— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) May 1, 2021

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ThyKingdomCome15 04:00 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by IowaHawkeyeChief:
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We may be able to trade of few of our lineman for some late round picks this offseason...
That sounds good. Veach and staff have the right approach to find some gems. Sneed was only the beginning.
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Pablo 04:01 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by KC_Connection:
How are the Chiefs so much better at drafting than every other team?
Burt Reach. That's how.
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Titty Meat 04:02 PM 05-01-2021
S Taylor I pimped this dude even drafted him in the mock surprised he fell so much
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Chiefaholic 04:02 PM 05-01-2021
I never played the position, but how hard would it be to convert from LG to RG? The guy looks downright dominant on video. If he can stay healthy, HOE-LEE-CHIT... Steal of the draft.
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tredadda 04:04 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by Tribal Warfare:
I hate PFF, but are they saying KC got a Top 100 talent and the third best guard in the draft late in the 6th? That is amazing.
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staylor26 04:04 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by Titty Meat:
S Taylor I pimped this dude even drafted him in the mock surprised he fell so much
Yea it was shocking that he just continued to fall like he did, but thank god (Veach) we got him with terrific value.
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Halfcan 04:05 PM 05-01-2021
The guy looks like a bulldozer shoving little bitches all over the field. Monster!
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Pitt Gorilla 04:05 PM 05-01-2021
Rookie late-round OL simply don't start in the NFL. This guy, though.
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JakeF 04:05 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by Superturtle:
One bad game from the OL and Veach acquires enough talent to make damn near 2 quality OLs
While I appreciate the passion, it was not just 1 game. Mahomes has been getting hit too much. Our run game hasn't been good enough either. When your Oline struggles to give a QB the caliber of Mahomes enough time to throw to a guy with the speed of Hill it's not good enough.

I love the Humphrey pick, I think he will take our Oline to another level.
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smithandrew051 04:05 PM 05-01-2021
Hard to find many issues with this draft. But of a reach on the DE, but could be well worth it. Veach crushed this offseason.

Major props to Dante too! Great work on these threads as always.
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tredadda 04:05 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by Mecca:
Rankin is a terrible OT, Tega could beat him out.
I remember people loving him before he was injured, was that as a Tackle or Guard?
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Pitt Gorilla 04:06 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by Chiefaholic:
I never played the position, but how hard would it be to convert from LG to RG? The guy looks downright dominant on video. If he can stay healthy, HOE-LEE-CHIT... Steal of the draft.
For a guy like him? Not difficult at all.
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The Franchise 04:06 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by Pitt Gorilla:
Rookie late-round OL simply don't start in the NFL. This guy, though.
LDT and Allegretti say what’s up.
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ChiefsCountry 04:07 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by The Franchise:
LDT and Allegretti say what’s up.
Dave Szott says hi.
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saphojunkie 04:07 PM 05-01-2021
THERE WILL ALWAYS BE TIME TO RUN WASP
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