So who is he? Born in Dallas, he'll be 23 years old four days after this year's draft. Originally starting out as a tight end for the Bears, coach Guy Morriss is credited with seeing his potential as an offensive linemen. Listed anywhere between 280-310 pounds, Smith has a slender build and good height (6'5"). Nicknamed 'Smooth', he missed some of his red shirt sophomore season with a troublesome knee injury. Tremendous athleticism has led to claims he's 'unbeatable' in pass protection and his run blocking can't be too bad - Baylor averaged 195.8 rushing yards a game in 2008. With Smith anchoring the line, the Bears rushed for 29 touchdowns, the schools highest mark since 1994. He's also got the brains to match the athletic talent. He graduated quickly and actually took post-graduate studies during his senior year.
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John Werner from the Waco Tribune Herald says, "when Jason Smith walks into a room, everybody can feel his presence".
Matt McGuire compares Smith to Sam Baker (USC), drafted in the first round last year by the Atlanta Falcons.
NFL Draft Scout ranks Smith as the fourth highest offensive tackle prospect.
Scott Wright compliments his outstanding athleticism, but suggests he needs to add bulk. Smith is touted as a 'pro-bowl prospect'.
Chris Steubar conducted a Q&A with Smith just before Christmas. They talk about everything from football to music taste - 'Smooth' even reveals his 'dream date'.
Adam Winkler reports that Smith could be the first Baylor prospect taken in the first round since Walter Abercrombie (who went 12th overall to the Steelers in 1982).