RSP Film Room No.41: WR Devin Smith


Devin Smith has missile-like qualities, but hes more than that as a receiver.

Devin Smith has missile-like qualities, but he’s more than that as a receiver.

Matt Harmon of “Reception Perception” fame returns to the film room. The Footballguys.com and Backyard Banter writer joins me to study a player we both like a lot: Ohio State’s Devin Smith.

Session notes:

  • Fluid, integrated processing that Smith, Maxx Williams, and other projected starters display.
  • Why underneath routes are so important to the vertical game.
  • Why YAC on underneath routes impact a defender’s coverage depth and ultimately the vertical game.
  • Devin Smith’s ridiculous performance history on go routes.
  • What is horizontal separation and how does it aid the receiver and quarterback in the vertical passing game?
  • The “late hands” concept: What it is and why it’s important.
  • The important of hand position pre-catch on fade or 50/50 routes in tight coverage.

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