DeVonta Smith knows how to make an impression both on and off the field.
On the field, the Alabama wide receiver recorded 105 catches for 1,641 yards and 20 touchdowns through 12 games this year. In the process, he became the first receiver since Desmond Howard in 1991 to claim the Heisman.
Off he field, Smith has immeasurable swagger. He put that unique personal style on full display Monday ahead of the National Championship Game (yes, the same one Urban Meyer assumed wouldn’t be close).
DeVonta Smith came through rocking the Heisman mask 🔥 @DeVontaSmith_6
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) January 12, 2021
Needless to say, fans loved it.
#SlenderMan Off to haunt the Ohio States Secondary.
— CJ Bagby (@cjbcool) January 12, 2021
— David Ramírez (@David_DRA18) January 12, 2021
That’s an absurdly clean fit
— Riley Maleitzke (@RileyMaleitzke) January 12, 2021
Looking like a Solider!
— Brother Juwan (@BrotherJuwan) January 12, 2021
— Henrynathanmia (@henrynathanmia) January 12, 2021
Win or lose against Ohio State, Smith has a bright future ahead of him in the NFL.
This past week, Kirk Herbstreit appeared on ESPN’s Postseason NFL Countdown and broke down in great detail why Smith will have so much success at the next level.
“I’m going to tell you something — Randy (Moss) can really appreciate this — he’s a superstar, but he’s the hardest-working guy on their team,” he said.
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— Game 7 (@game7__) January 9, 2021
“He’s the most humble superstar you’re ever going to see. He’s long-strider, he’s got long arms, he’s a tough 1-on-1 matchup and I just love how he attacks.
“I went to practice (Saturday) — this kid doesn’t take a rep off. He’s a gunner on the punt team. He returns punts. He returns kickoffs. He’s just going to be a guy that, wherever he goes, he’ll be a breath of fresh air for that organization. They will love his approach to the game — very similar to Julio, just as far as hardest-working guy on the team.”
Barring something crazy happening, Smith is widely assumed to be a lock to go somewhere in the top-10 of the 2021 NFL Draft.