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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Saints signed OT Jason Smith, formerly of the Jets, to a one-year contract. Was once very highly touted but busted out. I think a few here were pretty high on him coming out of Baylor....

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Old 04-11-2013, 02:47 PM   #1
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Saints signed OT Jason Smith, formerly of the Jets, to a one-year contract.

Was once very highly touted but busted out. I think a few here were pretty high on him coming out of Baylor.

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Old 04-11-2013, 02:48 PM   #2
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Re: Saints sign Jason Smith, OT

Anyone know anything about this guy?
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Jason Smith, OT for the New York Jets at NFL.com


Smithís release adds gives him another boost in the race for biggest draft bust ever. The No. 2 pick in 2009 had no chance at collecting a pending $12 million roster bonus after spending last season behind Austin Howard on the depth chart. Smith saw sparing use as an extra tight end, but that was hardly enough for the Jets to keep him around.

The Jets originally acquired Smith in a trade with the St. Louis Rams prior to the 2012 regular season. New York sent tackle Wayne Hunter to St. Louis, in exchange for the underachieving Smith.
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The Jets "staff" is questionable to me at best.... Payton will get him going in the right direction
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Second pick in 2009 by St Louis. Blah, blah,blah. Total bust, seat out by Safford. Traded to the Jets. Serious concussion(s). Released, now he's with us. I think he's a look-see kind of guy.
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He was suppose to be Orlando Pace's successor for the Rams and is/was considered extremely athletic. He was the number 2 pick in the 2009 draft.

Looking back at that draft, man were their quite a few bust in the top 10.
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Smith, 6-5, 308, was originally chosen by the St. Louis Rams as the second overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft out of Baylor. The Dallas, Texas native has appeared in 45 career games with 26 starts at both left and right tackle. Prior to being acquired by the Jets at the conclusion of training camp in 2012, with Smith playing tackle for his first three seasons in St. Louis, then-Rams running back Steven Jackson exceeded 1,100 yards each season between 2009-11. After appearing in eight games with five starts as a rookie, Smith opened 15 games at right tackle in 2010, as Jackson rushed for 1,241 yards and Sam Bradford became the second rookie quarterback to throw for more than 3,500 yards. Smith served as a blocking tight end and backup tackle in New York.

At Baylor, Smith transitioned from tight end to tackle as a sophomore and started 39 of 42 contests during his career (24 at left tackle, seven at right tackle, and eight at tight end). As a senior, he earned first-team All-America honors from the Football Writers Association and was a unanimous first-team All-Big 12 conference selection as his blocking efforts helped Baylor rank 21st in the nation and third in the conference in rushing, averaging 197.75 yards per game, while surrendering only 3.5 sacks. Smith graduated in 2008 with a bachelor of science degree in education and attended graduate school during his final season.
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Maybe Drew could light him up and motivate the young fellow?
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It doesn't hurt to have depth and competition at that position.
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A nice camp body.
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