As a senior at Alabama in 2020,DeVonta Smith recorded over 1,800 yards with 23 touchdowns, for which he won the Heisman Trophy alongside several other awards and honors. There is not much you can negatively about the young stud WR.
However, there has been a lot of talk about DeVonta Smith’s size and he hasn’t foorgotten the comments about his frame from high school to now. Smith dominated the college game for three years, but some scouts still worry about his frame at the pro level where the skill level is much higher.
Smith had a message for those doubters.
“In high school I used to feel some type of way when people would tell me that I was small,” Smith said via Bleacher Report. “But now, I really don’t care. If somebody says that, I’m just gonna look at them and laugh. I mean, it is what it is. At the end of the day, I know that when I get on the field and line up, I’ll do what I’ve gotta do.”
Smith was listed as a 6-foot-1, 160-pounder in high school and only filled out to 175 pounds, according to Alabama’s 2020 roster.
“Just throughout the day, I’d be in class and drop down and do some… Just trying to get bigger, just knowing that everybody is looking at me like ‘Oh, he’s small,’ so it was just like, doing some push-ups here and there isn’t going to hurt you.”
According to his Pro Day weight, he’s 170 pounds, now two weeks from the draft.
“To all the young kids out there that’s not the biggest, not the strongest: just keep pushing,” Smith said.