Draft Diamond: Alfonso Smith of Kentucky

University of Kentucky RB Alfonso Smith didn’t have the college production that he wanted to. As a senior he rushed for just 245 yards and two touchdowns, but he got his chance to shine for NFL scouts at the Texas vs. the Nation Game.

Those same scouts then showed up at his Kentucky pro day and Smith wowed them with his workout and physical skills. He measured in at 6’1 ½”, 211 pound and ran the 40-yard dash in the 4.28 – 4.33 second range. He posted a 36” vertical jump and a 9’9” broad jump with 19 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press.

Smith trained at Ignition in Cincinnati, Ohio to get ready for the pro day.

“I didn’t have the season I wanted so I had a lot to prove at the pro day. Right before the pro day started, I was nervous,”

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