Tyler Smith
No. 73 – Dallas Cowboys
Position:Guard
Personal information
Born: (2001-04-03) April 3, 2001 (age 21)
Fort Worth, Texas
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:332 lb (151 kg)
Career information
High school:North Crowley (Fort Worth)
College:Tulsa (2019–2021)
NFL Draft:2022 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2022
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Tyler Smith (born April 3, 2001) is an American football guard for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Tulsa and was selected by the Cowboys in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Early life and high school

Smith grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and attended North Crowley High School.[1] He was rated a three-star recruit and initially committed to play college football at Abilene Christian. Smith decommitted and signed to play at Tulsa over offers from Houston, Navy, and New Mexico.[2][3]

College career

Smith redshirted the 2019 season, playng in the final four games with two starts as a true freshman.[4] In 2020, Smith started all nine games at left tackle for Tulsa during the team's COVID-19-shortened 2020 season and was named first-team all-American Athletic Conference (AAC).[5] He also was named to the 2020 FWAA all-freshman team.[6] He started all 12 of the Golden Hurricane's games and was named second team All-AAC as a redshirt sophomore. Following the end of the season, he announced that he would forgo his remaining collegiate eligibility and enter the 2022 NFL Draft.[7]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 4+58 in
(1.95 m)
324 lb
(147 kg)
34 in
(0.86 m)
10+34 in
(0.27 m)
5.02 s 1.70 s 2.89 s 4.65 s 7.78 s 27.5 in
(0.70 m)
8 ft 9 in
(2.67 m)
25 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[8][9]

Smith was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round (24th overall) in the 2022 NFL Draft.[10]

References

  1. ^ Hibbard, Robb (April 28, 2022). "NFL Draft: Three things to know about Tyler Smith, Tulsa football". The Oklahoman. Retrieved April 28, 2022.
  2. ^ "He started out in Fort Worth peewee football. Now Tyler Smith is an NFL draft prospect". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. April 12, 2022. Retrieved April 16, 2022.
  3. ^ Shipley, John (April 15, 2022). "2022 NFL Draft Profiles: Does Tulsa OL Tyler Smith Make Sense For the Jaguars?". SI.com. Retrieved April 28, 2022.
  4. ^ "Tyler Smith - Football". University of Tulsa Athletics.
  5. ^ Eatman, Nick (April 15, 2022). "Possible Pick: Tulsa's Smith Has Guard-Tackle Flex". DallasCowboys.com. Retrieved April 28, 2022.
  6. ^ "2020 FWAA Freshman All-American Team Revealed". sportswriters.net. January 18, 2021. Retrieved March 9, 2022.
  7. ^ Love, Ryan (April 27, 2022). "NFL Draft: TU tackle Tyler Smith poised for early rounds". KJRH.com. Retrieved April 28, 2022.
  8. ^ "Tyler Smith Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved April 16, 2022.
  9. ^ "2022 Draft Scout Tyler Smith, Tulsa NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". draftscout.com. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  10. ^ "Cowboys draft Tulsa offensive lineman Tyler Smith with No. 24 pick". Cowboys Wire. USA Today. April 28, 2022.

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