interview with Jared Smith
--scheduled to visit with the Saints April 14th
The 6’3”, 302-pound Greencastle, Pa., native made a name for himself after joining the team as a redshirt in 2008. Over 42 games with the Wildcats, Smith totaled 129 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, five pass deflections, three forced fumbles and five blocked kicks. Following his 2012 campaign, Smith was named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association First Team and to the College Sports Journal FCS All-America squad.
The 23-year-old earned invites to the Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game in Allen, Texas and the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. He impressed as a member of The Nation team, notching two sacks. He also performed well at the combine, benching 28 reps of 225 pounds, running a 5.08 second 40-yard dash and even a posting 7.2 second three-cone drill. Image: http://nepatriotsdraft.pixafy.netdna-cdn.com//wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Jared-Thomas.jpg