The biggest concern throughout the draft process about new Eagles receiver DeVonta Smith was his size. Smith checked in at Alabama’s Pro Day at 6’0″ and 166 pounds and his weight prompted questions about potential durability issue or inability to get off the press at the line of scrimmage. His new teammate, corner Darius Slay, doesn’t share those concerns after speaking with Smith during OTAs.
“What’s my take on Smith’s size? I ain’t worried. Worked with him the other day a little bit, talking to him about a little ball. He’s heading in the right direction. He knows what he’s talking about, he knows how to win 1-on-1 matchups, and that’s what we need from our receiving corps right now,” Slay said during a Twitch stream of Call of Duty Warzone. “I think he’ll win a lot of 1-on-1 matchups. I’m not going to be shocked about it. Y’all might be shocked about it.”