Christopher Smith’s NFL draft profile

Former Georgia safety Christopher Smith is one of 13 Bulldogs preparing for the 2023 NFL draft.

Smith was an integral part of Georgia’s star-studded defense in back-to-back national championship seasons.

The 2022 All-American is currently ranked as the No. 6 safety according to ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper jr. recently released Smith’s detailed draft profile ahead of the NFL Combine that is set to begin on Feb. 28.

Overview: Undersized free safety with the athletic ability and toughness to eventually compete for a starting spot. Smith has man-cover talent and range to play over the top, but he was often more effective attacking downhill on routes underneath and stopping plays. He’s willing in run support but tackling big backs could be an issue. Despite his limited size, his reliability in coverage is a big advantage against today’s offensive attacks.

Strengths: Hard worker with a history of success. Ready to rush into the alley and slow outside run. Able to alter track to mirror runner’s movement in pursuit. Recorded six interceptions over the last two years.

Weaknesses: Smallish frame for an aggressive safety. Slows feet and catches the collision in open field. Needs to play with better eye balance from off-man. Average chase burst at the top of the route.

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Story originally appeared on UGA Wire