2019 Free Agency Profile: Donovan Smith
Though he did earn a career-high overall grade this past season, Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive tackle Donovan Smith’s 66.4 mark in 2018 isn’t too impressive. Smith’s 52.7 run-blocking grade dragged his overall grade down quite a bit, but he did register a moderately impressive 69.9 pass-blocking grade on the year.
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Smith will likely get overpaid for talents because quality, reliable offensive tackle play is so hard to find in today’s NFL. He’s played over 1,000 offensive snaps every year of his four-year career and has improved as a pass blocker of late.
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