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At least Douglas has proven to be a guy willing to take the injury discount.  One didn’t work out, at least thus far (Zuniga) while the other is our CB1 (Hall).

Hopefully this was just a simple matter of this kid not being a system fit, and next time Douglas won’t miss on similar talents.

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Hindsight is 2020 Please find all the posts where u were banging the table for this guy....

Eh… Trey Smith was not that. He was a  legit prospect way above everyone else. He had health concerns so I understand his drop but the guy was value as soon as the second round ended.

I am not one of those crazy anti JD "fans" but I simply don't understand why we didn't pull the trigger on this guy on the 6th round. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.knoxnews.com/amp/8220300002

1 hour ago, CanadienJetsFan said:

Marcus Maye over Dalvin Cook.

I mean Mac has Jamal ( who most experts predicted he’d go early) fall on his lap then he doubles-down on safeties with Maye.

what the hell was he thinking?…

I was told they went in to the draft locked in on Maye as their target in round 2 and stayed the course even though they were surprised to get Jamal first.

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12 minutes ago, AFJF said:

I was told they went in to the draft locked in on Maye as their target in round 2 and stayed the course even though they were surprised to get Jamal first.

That’s always a good strategy:  Lock in on a 2nd round prospect no matter what.

Only prospect where that’s remotely acceptable was Vontae Mack.

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10 minutes ago, Scotty Wooty Doo Doo said:

Well we wanted to take 5 DBs in a row ,,, instead of a G who had a 3rd grade in the 6th round , but oh well .

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If they were going to pass on a G, taking a bunch of DBs instead was at least the next best decision.  

We needed to re-shape the secondary, and in that part of the draft you’re hopeful about 2 of those 5 end up sticking as usable DBs and maybe one other ends up a special teamer.  

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On 9/4/2021 at 6:22 PM, Ecuadorian Jet said:

I am not one of those crazy anti JD "fans" but I simply don't understand why we didn't pull the trigger on this guy on the 6th round.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.knoxnews.com/amp/8220300002

Former Vol Trey Smith could 'wind up being' Kansas City Chiefs' best offensive lineman, ESPN analyst says

NICK GRAY | KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL | 10:24 pm EDT August 20, 2021

   

Trey Smith may have been a Day 3 pick in the NFL Draft, but he might be a Day 1 starter as a rookie with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Smith, who was drafted in the sixth round of April's draft by the AFC champions, has been the starter at right guard since early in camp. The former Tennessee Vols offensive lineman has started both preseason games for Kansas City, including Friday's matchup at the Arizona Cardinals.

"Let me tell you something about Trey Smith," ESPN analyst Louis Riddick said before Friday's game. "This is a sixth-round pick who may wind up being their best offensive lineman. He's going to be fun to watch tonight. He's going to have some highlight-type blocks."

Smith is not the only rookie on the line protecting Patrick Mahomes, either. Center Creed Humphrey was a second round pick out of Oklahoma, and 2020 third round pick Lucas Niang, out of TCU, is in his first NFL season after opting out of last year's campaign due to COVID-19 concerns and is emerging at right tackle. 

POST NFL DRAFT: Trey Smith vows he is 'completely healthy' to play in NFL. Kansas City Chiefs agreed.

EARLIER THIS SUMMER: Former Tennessee Vols star Trey Smith, now in the NFL, continues to give back to Knoxville.

Improving the offensive line was a main focus for the Chiefs in the offseason following their Super Bowl LV loss to Tampa Bay in February, where Mahomes was pressured 29 times on 52 dropbacks. 

Kansas City traded a first round pick for Pro Bowl tackle Orlando Brown, signed guard Joe Thuney to a five-year deal, added Kyle Long after the former Bears guard spent a year out of the league and re-added Laurent Duvernay-Tardif after he spent last year in Canada working in a long-term medical facility during the first several months of the pandemic.

But despite the competition, Smith was listed as the starter at right guard on the first preseason depth chart and has continued to work there ever since.

Smith fell in this spring's draft into Day 3 (NFL.com had Smith as a third round prospect), almost certainly because of his issues with blood clots in college, which prompted the former Tennessee captain to tweet "Will never forget". 

But Smith has climbed the depth chart, and it'll be hard to ignore his name on the starting lineup in Week 1.

 

 

 

He has blood clots in his lungs... a significant gamble to take when you're a rebuilding team... A team that is elite, like KC, can afford to gamble with that.

Trey Smith of Tennessee Volunteers has blood clots in lungs, out indefinitely (espn.com)

Tennessee sophomore offensive lineman Trey Smith will be out indefinitely after physicians discovered the recurrence of blood clots in his lungs on Wednesday, coach Jeremy Pruitt announced Thursday.

Smith had been cleared by doctors to play this season after being diagnosed in February with blood clots in his lungs. He was being closely monitored by Tennessee's medical staff and played in the first seven games for the Vols, who travel to South Carolina on Saturday.

"The most important thing is for Trey to be able to get healthy," Pruitt said. "He has been an outstanding student-athlete during my time here on and off the field. Our sole focus for Trey is on his recovery. We are thankful that our medical staff discovered this and is getting him the proper treatment."

Smith, ESPN's No. 1 prospect in the 2017 signing class, will continue to receive care under the guidance of the UT team of physicians and is expected to make a full recovery.

Before returning to practice prior to this season, Trey Smith and his father met with Vols team physician Dr. Chris Klenck, coach Jeremy Pruitt and trainer Jeronimo Boche to go over the risks of blood clots recurring. Bryan Lynn/Icon Sportswire

Smith and his family spent several months this offseason consulting with a team of specialists and doctors, who reached a consensus that the best way to treat his condition was with a six-month course of anticoagulants (blood-thinning medication) followed by baby aspirin.

He missed spring practice and wasn't cleared for contact until August.

Dr. Chris Klenck, the Vols' team physician, told ESPN in August that a series of meetings and conversations with Smith and his family took place during the course of his treatment. There was a final meeting before returning to practice that included Smith, his father, Henry, Klenck, football trainer Jeronimo Boche and Pruitt.

"We sat down with Trey and his dad and said, 'Here's where you are, and here are your risks of recurrent blood clots,'" Klenck said. "After that long discussion with everybody involved, they felt good about where we are. He's doing great and, while they acknowledged there is a risk moving forward, Trey has a good grasp of everything and feels comfortable."

Smith spent three nights in the hospital in February after the clots were discovered when he had trouble finishing offseason workouts. He met with Dr. Wahid Hanna, a hematologist at UT Medical Center, and then traveled to Boston to meet with Dr. Sam Goldhaber for a second opinion. Goldhaber is an international expert in clotting disorders and the chief of cardiovascular medicine at Harvard University.

To cover all bases, Smith also underwent a cardiac evaluation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Smith's mother, Dorsetta, died in 2015 at the age of 51 of congestive heart failure, making the diagnosis in February all the more harrowing for Smith's father and older sister, Ashley, who works in the Tennessee athletic department. Ashley Smith was a student manager for the Lady Vols' basketball team under the late Pat Summitt.

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10 minutes ago, British Jet said:

That Chiefs line must be pretty bad for a 6th round hopeful pick to be the best lineman. 

If he didn't have a medical condition (blood clots in his lungs) he was a late 1st early 2nd rd prospect. 

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16 hours ago, British Jet said:

That Chiefs line must be pretty bad for a 6th round hopeful pick to be the best lineman. 

He was regarded by many as a first-round pick but fell in the draft for medical reasons.

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