Some interesting reporting on Steeler safety Anthony Smith — the Packers have shown some interest in him. I like this report from Tom Silverstein, sourcing an AFC North official.
The source said that if Smith came to the Packers he’d be one of the most gifted players on their defense. According to scouting combine records, Smith had a vertical jump of 41 inches. His 40-yard dash time was 4.71 seconds, which ranked behind the top safeties in the draft that year.
“He’s got a lot of talent, no doubt about that,” the source said. “He’s just got to get the mental side together. That’s the thing that will make him a real good safety. He hasn’t shown he can do that yet. But if he goes there they have (safeties coach) Darren Perry. He knows Darren. He would help him a lot.”