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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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JakeF 04:08 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by smithandrew051:
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.
It would have been really nice to get Basham but we just had too many needs to get them all.
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smithandrew051 04:08 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by ChiefsCountry:
Dave Szott says hi.
David Bhaktiari says how do you do
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Pitt Gorilla 04:08 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by Halfcan:
The guy looks like a bulldozer shoving little bitches all over the field. Monster!
He's a really smart kid as well. He loves the outdoors. He's going to fit in REALLY well in KC.
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JohnnyHammersticks 04:10 PM 05-01-2021
Could possibly have 60% of our OL on rookie deals for the next 4 years depending on how Smith pans out. Plus some decent current starters and backups to flip for picks. Bet they could get something from the Bears for Allegretti if they decided to, he's a hometown kid and all my Chicago buddies are following his progress with the Chiefs.

Veach playing 4D chess. Always a few moves ahead.
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saphojunkie 04:10 PM 05-01-2021
Trump had four years and Veach built a wall in two months
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Pitt Gorilla 04:10 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by smithandrew051:
David Bhaktiari says how do you do
Not sure the 4th round is "late", but it's pretty close.
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bigjosh 04:19 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by saphojunkie:
Trump had four years and Veach built a wall in two months

Top notch post friend
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Deberg_1990 04:21 PM 05-01-2021
Love all these big , new Hoss’s to protect Pat.
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Easy 6 04:31 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by Deberg_1990:
Love all these big , new Hossís to protect Pat.
As someone who has consistently pounded the table for a beefier, brawlier, more powerful line, I simply couldn't be happier right now... Brown, Humphrey, Smith, and Niang are all giant human beings

Seeing how things shake out with this unit will be the highlight of camp IMO... whoever the starting 5 ends up being, they're gonna need a good nickname
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BryanBusby 04:31 PM 05-01-2021
Love this pick
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CupidStunt 04:33 PM 05-01-2021
It's not even worth describing this guy as a late rounder and comparing him to late round scrubs.

He is a 100% early to mid round talent who had issues with fucking blood clotting in his lungs. In 2019 he practiced TWICE IN THE WHOLE SEASON.

If the clots don't prevent him from getting reps and winning a job, he's a starting quality OL. Dude was the #1 recruit in the country outta HS. He's not some late round lotto ticket from Delaware Valley who started playing football 2 years ago.
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Dante84 04:36 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.
He played RG as a Freshman, so he's familiar with it
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flinchfree 04:42 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by JohnnyHammersticks:
Bet they could get something from the Bears for Allegretti if they decided to, he's a hometown kid and all my Chicago buddies are following his progress with the Chiefs..
Love me some Anthony Miller, wonder if they would do that swap....:-)
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smithandrew051 04:47 PM 05-01-2021
Veach watched nothing but BBW porn while preparing for the NFL draft
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Halfcan 04:51 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by smithandrew051:
Veach watched nothing but BBW porn while preparing for the NFL draft
We drafted our new Brian Waters.
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