As DeVonta Smith prepares for the most exciting day of his young life, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner has been preparing for potential teams that actually will draft him in the first round Thursday night. While Smith isn't sure what team will pick him, the SEC record-holder appears to be intrigued by the possibility of playing for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Philadelphia currently picks 12th in the draft, in the range to draft Smith -- who would be reunited with a familiar face if the Eagles were to draft him. Smith's quarterback when he was making noise as a freshman at Alabama? Jalen Hurts.
"It would be great (to catch passes from Hurts again)," Smith told CBS Sports this week. "Jalen is a very talented quarterback and I'd love to play with him. He is a competitor and going to give you a chance to win every game."
Smith didn't crack the Alabama lineup much during his freshman season (2017), but is more than familiar with Hurts -- who was the starting quarterback the majority of that season. Smith did play in every game as a freshman, netting the game-winning touchdown catch from Hurts with just 25 seconds left against Mississippi State and bursting his name onto the SEC scene. Smith etched his name in SEC lore when he caught the game-winning 41-yard touchdown pass from Tua Tagovailoa to win the national championship for the Crimson Tide in his freshman season.
mith racked up 235 catches for 3,965 yards and 46 touchdowns in one of the greatest college careers for a wide receiver ever. Smith won two national titles at Alabama while ranking third all-time in SEC history in receptions and first in receiving yards and touchdowns. His Heisman Trophy season is arguably the greatest year ever for a wide receiver in college football. Smith finished with 117 catches for 1,856 yards and 23 touchdowns -- all of which led the FBS. The 1,856 receiving yards and 23 touchdowns set SEC records in a season, and Smith's 947 yds after the catch are the most from any FBS wide receiver since Sammy Watkins in 2013.