It wasn’t too long ago when the concept of Georgia having an inside linebacker who wasn’t a liability in pass coverage was nothing more than a pipe dream. I don’t know about you, but I used to be haunted by images of wide open tight ends running freely across the middle.
That was then. This is now.
Different skill sets, to be sure, but Smith’s dominance reminds me more and more of Jarvis Jones’ in the sense that he’s the guy every offensive coordinator facing Georgia has to game plan around.