26-Year-Old Linebacker – Jacksonville Jaguars
2017 Fantasy Football Outlook
Smith's 2016 season wasn't quite as productive as was hoped, but he remains solidly on the list of potentially elite IDP candidates this year. While his tackle rate dropped last year (119 tackles in 1...
Telvin Smith Contract Information:
Signed a four-year contract with the Jaguars in May of 2014
Smith is set to once again serve as the Jaguars' starting weak-side linebacker this season.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Smith remains undersized at 6-foot-3, 223 pounds, but his truly rare instincts and athleticism have allowed him to produce as a top IDP in his first two seasons. He exceeded 100 tackles as a part-time player his rookie year, and after stepping into a full-time role in 2015 he pushed for a pace of nearly 10 tackles per game. After finishing 2015 with 128 tackles (99 solo) in 998 snaps, there's further room for growth as he could approach 1,100 snaps. The addition of second-round pick Myles Jack should be more of a concern for Paul Posluszny than for Smith.
Smith likely will be undervalued in drafts this year, but he could make a big IDP impact. Smith passed triple-digit tackles last year in just 705 snaps as a rookie, while replacing the injured Paul Posluszny. He added two sacks and one interception. Linebacker J.T. Thomas left Jacksonville in free agency, leaving Smith as the clear three-down linebacker next to Posluszny in nickel formations. Thanks to excellent athleticism and great instincts, Smith's 6-3, 220-pound frame doesn't hold him back.
The rookie out of Florida State will step into a rotational role at outside linebacker.