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REPORT: Chiefs Hosting Potential Mid-Round Pick Tremon Smith for a Visit

12up logo 12up 4/16/2018 Joseph Jungermann
a person wearing a helmet: Tremon Smith © Image by Joseph Jungermann Tremon Smith

We're all fascinated by how the board will fall in the first round of the NFL draft, which is now just a mere 10 days away. But who is going to be next season's Kareem Hunt or Alvin Kamara—the mid-round picks who took the league by storm in 2017?

This year's draft boasts plenty of sleeper potential in specific positions—most notably, the corner class. That's a huge benefit for Kansas City after the team said goodbye to  All-Pro DB Marcus Peters in a shocking trade this offseason. 

Could their next Pro Bowler exist somewhere in the mesh of names?

Enter Central Arkansas third-team All-American DB Tremon Smith. A big-bodied baller that was supposed to slip past most team's radars as a 5-7 round guy or potential UDFA, Smith lit it up at his Pro Day, showing flashes of speed that could put this year's first-rounders to shame.

What's fascinating about him is that he spent his high school days as an Alabama 3A Quarterback of the Year before UCA coaches converted him to the secondary upon arrival. 

That gave him an extra advantage to understand offensive tendencies, which benefited him his freshman year. Starting all 12 games as a true freshman, he nabbed a team-high three interceptions and the team's starting job for the remainder of his collegiate career.

He ranks fourth in school history with passes defended (27 broken up and 10 intercepted), has 105 career tackles, a touchdown on a kickoff return and 224 punt return yards as a proven special teams asset. 

The knock on him will be the competition he faced in the FCS as opposed to the FBS, but talent is talent, and Smith holds plenty of it.

He'll have much to offer at the pro level no matter who is willing to take the chance on him.


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