Devin Smith to miss 2017 season after ACL tear

The ex-prospect will miss 2017 after playing only 35 snaps in 2016. The ACL tear is the second one in Smith's pro career.

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Devin Smith to miss 2017 season after ACL tear

  • Jets WR Devin Smith will miss the entire 2017 season with a torn ACL suffered during OTAs, the team announced Saturday.
  • A prospect with devastating deep speed and sky-high potential, injuries have now limited Smith’s NFL career to just 360 snaps since being drafted, with 325 of those coming in the 2015 season.
  • As a pro, Smith has seen 29 targets and caught only 10 of those passes for 115 yards and a touchdown, dropping three.
  • His final season at Ohio State saw him see only 48 targets, but he caught 33 of them (68.8 percent) for 931 yards at a ridiculous 28.2-yard average, scoring 12 times and dropping just two balls.
  • Smith was long on NFL potential, but he is now a long-shot to ever realize it after his second ACL tear.

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  • McGeorge

    Its a shame for Smith, same knee too. I think it will be hard to get playing time in 2018 and his career may be over.