Possible Lions draft target Devonta Smith measures even smaller than expected

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Alabama wide receiver Devonta Smith is not a big guy. Everyone knew that. But the Heisman Trophy winner and potential top-10 draft target for the Detroit Lions measured in even smaller than expected during the recent medical combine.

Per Albert Breer, Smith’s official measurements were a scary-low 166 pounds on his just-over-6-foot frame. That’s lower than his official Alabama listing of 175 and the generally projected weight of 170-172 offered by most NFL draft analysts and scouting services.

At 166 pounds, expect Smith to face even harsher scrutiny about his long-term durability and ability to have the impact in the NFL he did in his amazing senior season for the Crimson Tide.

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While it’s impossible to know what Lions GM Brad Holmes and his scouting staff feel, it’s difficult to envision a new regime spending its first-ever draft pick on such an unconventional risk.