By Michael Bennett
New Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith was taken four spots after his Alabama teammate Jaylen Waddle, who went to the Miami Dolphins No. 6 over all.
And as the New York Times Mike Tanier reports:
Smith is nicknamed Slim Reaper, which sounds like the world’s only Eminem/Iron Maiden tribute band but refers instead to the fact that Smith reportedly weighed in at his pro day at around 166 pounds, a few Waffle House breakfasts shy of the minimum NFL threshold.
He has put on a couple of pounds but he should have carried the 45-pound Heisman Trophy he won last season onto a scale with him to put evaluators more at ease.
Smith will be reunited with his college quarterback, Jalen Hurts (in Philadelphia).
But it’s not really noteworthy when that sort of thing happens to Alabama players.