Although former Florida State Seminoles’ linebacker Telvin Smith had a fantastic 2013 seasons, leading one of the country’s elite defenses over the last two years and helping the Seminoles win the BCS National Championship, there has not been a lot of hype around him.
That’s likely because Smith doesn’t have great size (he’s 6’3 and weighs just 218 pounds) and several pundits believe he’d make a better safety. Smith plans to stay at his natural position of linebacker. He is a player you can keep on the field on third down because his speed (he ran a 4.52 40-yard dash at the combine).
Plenty of teams are interested in Smith.
According to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun and The National Football Post, Smith visited the Denver Broncos this week and has already met with the Philadelphia Eagles and Carolina Panthers.
Wilson also notes that he has worked out for the Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots, Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Smith had 75 tackles and 9.5 for loss last season.
He projects as a fourth or fifth round pick.