23-Year-Old Linebacker – Philadelphia Eagles
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
After a disappointing rookie season, the pressure to perform will be intense in 2015. Smith saw action on just 5.9 percent of the Eaglesí defensive snaps last year. Unless he made a big leap from year...
2015 ADP: –
Bye Week: 8
Marcus Smith Contract Information:
Signed a four-year, $7.799 million contract with the Eagles in June 2014.
Smith (hamstring) will miss 2-to-3 weeks, the Philadelphia Inquirer's Zach Berman reports.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Smith will likely serve as a pass-rushing specialist behind the likes of Connor Barwin and Trent Cole, but he should eventually turn into a three-down starter on the edge for Philly. Smith converted from quarterback to DE/OLB a few years ago and turned out to be a great fit at his new position, posting 14.5 sacks in 2013. Smith possesses plus length and athleticism for a 260-pound defender and should provide a noticeable boost to the Philadelphia pass rush.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Smith is an OLB project who converted from quarterback to defensive end upon joining the Louisville football program, eventually developing into one of the nation's absolute best defenders in 2013. His combination of length, strength and explosiveness led Philadelphia to pick him in the first round. He'll try to learn the pro game behind starters Trent Cole and Connor Barwin while serving as a pass-rush specialist.