Dawuane "D.J." Smoot (born March 2, 1995) is an American football defensive end for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Illinois.
1 Early years 2 College career 3 Professional career 4 References 5 External links
Early years Smoot attended Groveport Madison High School in Groveport, Ohio. During his high school career, he had 260 tackles and 30 sacks. He committed to the University of Illinois to play college football. College career Smoot played in seven games as a true freshman at Illinois in 2013, recording eight tackles and one sack. As a sophomore in 2014 he played in all 13 games and had 33 tackles and 2.5 sacks. As a junior in 2015 he started all 12 games, recording 40 tackles, eight sacks and three forced fumbles. On November 29, 2016, Smoot was named Third Team All-Big Ten by the coaches and media. Professional career Smoot contemplated leaving Illinois after his junior season and received a second round grade for the 2016 NFL Draft from the NFL advisory board. He decided to stay for his senior year and was the 24th overall prospect on Todd McShay's big board heading into 2017. He received an invitation to the 2017 Senior Bowl and practiced well throughout the week. He played defensive end for the North, but was held without a tackle as the North were defeated 16-15 by the South. Smoot attended the NFL Combine and completed most of the combine and positional drills, but decided to not perform the bench press. He also participated at Illinois' Pro Day and chose to perform the bench and have another attempt at the vertical. NFL draft experts and analysts projected him to be selected in the third or fourth round. He was ranked the 15th best defensive end available in the draft by NFLDraftScout.com.
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 264 lb (120 kg) 33 1⁄4 in (0.84 m) 9 1⁄4 in (0.23 m) 4.77 s 1.68 s 2.78 s 4.39 s 7.18 s 29 1⁄2 in (0.75 m) 9 ft 8 in (2.95 m) 21 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Illinois' Pro Day
The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Smoot in the third round (68th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. References
^ Smoot an 'underdog' unleashed ^ Best of Illini: No. 15, Dawuane Smoot ^ Tupper: Smoot aims to realize first-round potential under Lovie ^ Illinois' Dawuane Smoot goes from under the radar onto NFL draft boards ^ Dawuane Smoot hurdling toward stardom for Illinois defense ^ "2016 Big Ten Individual Award Winners" (PDF). www.grfx.cstv.com. Big Ten Conference. Retrieved November 30, 2016. ^ Matt Miller (January 25, 2017). "Senior Bowl 2017: Matt Miller's Top 25 Prospects". bleacgerreport.com. Retrieved June 5, 2017. ^ "Phillips, Smoot Impress at Senior Bowl Practices". fightingillini.com. Retrieved June 5, 2017. ^ a b "Dawuane Smooth, DS #15 DE, Illinois". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved June 5, 2017. ^ a b "NFL Draft Profile: Dawuane Smoot". NFL.com. Retrieved June 5, 2017. ^ Oehser, John (April 28, 2017). "No. 68 overall: Jaguars select DE Dawuane Smoot". Jaguars.com.
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Jacksonville Jaguars 2017 NFL draft selections
Leonard Fournette Cam Robinson Dawuane Smoot Dede Westbrook Blair Brown Jalen Myrick Marquez Williams
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Jacksonville Jaguars current roster
3 Brad Nortman 4 Josh Lambo 5 Blake Bortles 10 Jaelen Strong 11 Marqise Lee 12 Dede Westbrook 13 Rashad Greene 14 Shane Wynn 15 Donte Moncrief 20 Jalen Ramsey 21 A. J. Bouye 22 Don Carey 23 Tyler Patmon 24 T. J. Yeldon 25 D. J. Hayden 26 Jarrod Wilson 27 Leonard Fournette 29 Sammy Seamster 30 Corey Grant 31 Jalen Myrick 34 Charlie Miller 35 Cody Davis 38 Brandon Wilds 39 Tashaun Gipson 40 Tommy Bohanon 41 Tim Cook 42 Barry Church 44 Myles Jack 45 Lamar Atkins 46 Carson Tinker 49 Colin Holba 50 Telvin Smith 52 Donald Payne 53 Blair Brown 54 Eli Ankou 55 Lerentee McCray 56 Dante Fowler Jr. 57 Brooks Ellis 58 Deon King 59 Carroll Phillips 60 A. J. Cann 64 Chris Reed 65 Brandon Linder 66 Avery Gennesy 68 Andrew Norwell 69 Tyler Shatley 70 Brandon Thomas 72 Josh Wells 73 Josh Walker 74 Cam Robinson 75 Will Poehls 78 Jermey Parnell 79 Hunter Dimick 80 James O'Shaughnessy 81 Niles Paul 83 Ben Koyack 84 Keelan Cole 85 Jaydon Mickens 86 David Grinnage 88 Austin Seferian-Jenkins 91 Yannick Ngakoue 93 Calais Campbell 94 Dawuane Smoot 95 Abry Jones 96 Michael Bennett 97 Malik Jackson 98 Kapron Lewis-Moore 99 Marcell Dareus -- Cody Kessler -- Dexter McDougle -- Tevaun Smith
14 Justin Blackmon (Susp.)
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