Roquan Smith
Roquan Smith
22-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Chicago Bears
2018 Fantasy Outlook
You're forgiven if you don't trust a rookie enough to valuate him this highly, but Smith is very likely the real deal, and Chicago didn't pick him eighth overall to phase him in slowly. Smith (6-1, 236) sometimes looks like a heat-seeking missile compared to the other 10 defenders, boasting plus-plus instincts and athleticism both. After running a 4.51 40 on the heels of a final season at Georgia with 137 tackles (14 for loss) and 6.5 sacks in 15 games, Smith is ready to hunt in the NFL. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $18.48 million contract with the Bears in August of 2018.
Finishes amazing rookie season
LBChicago Bears
December 31, 2018
Smith tallied six tackles in the Bears' Week 17 win over the Vikings, and he ended the campaign with 122 tackles, five sacks and an interception.
Smith started a bit slowly after holding out and fighting through a hamstring injury, but after the Bears' Week 5 bye, he quickly proved that he was the elite player the team expected to see after investing a top-10 pick on him in the 2018 draft. He'll enter the second year of his rookie deal in 2019, and fantasy owners should expect him to be develop into a star in both a real-world football sense and as an IDP asset.
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Measurables Review
How do Roquan Smith's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 1"
225 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.51 sec
Hand Length
10.00 in
Arm Length
32.00 in
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Notches a sack
LBChicago Bears
December 23, 2018
Smith recorded a sack and nine tackles in the Bears' 14-9 win over the 49ers.
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Reaches double-digit tackles again
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December 16, 2018
Smith tallied 10 tackles in Chicago's Week 15 victory over the Packers.
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Picks off first pass of career
LBChicago Bears
December 10, 2018
Smith intercepted a pass while adding six tackles in Chicago's 15-6 win over the Rams on Sunday.
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Posts double-digit stops
LBChicago Bears
December 3, 2018
Smith tallied 10 tackles in the Bears' 30-27 overtime loss to the Giants.
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Explodes in Thursday's win
LBChicago Bears
November 22, 2018
Smith notched a sack and 11 tackles in the Bears' 23-16 victory over the Lions.
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