Three Teams Who Might be Interested in Drafting Heisman Trophy Winner DeVonta Smith

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January 7, 2021 12:34 am

DeVonta Smith was definitely having fun with the Alabama Crimson Tide football team in 2020. He’s been performing at the highest level on a consistent basis ever since grabbing headlines in 2018. He helped Alabama to the 2019 CFP National Championship as well. Smith ended his senior year as one of the greatest wide receivers to ever play college football.

He was rewarded for the same with the 2020 Heisman Trophy earlier today. Smith ended his senior year with 1,641 receiving yards and a mammoth 20 receiving touchdowns. But where will he begin his NFL career? Here’s what we think.

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Where will Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith end up in 2021?

Miami Dolphins

Rookie Tua Tagovailoa ended his debut season with a heartbreaking loss against Buffalo Bills in Week 17. However, he showed flashes of brilliance since being named Miami Dolphins starter in Week 7 ahead of veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Coach Brian Flores will be eager to back Tua with some promising offensive options. Who better than Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith? Tua and Smith have already shared the same locker room during the former’s college football days in Alabama. A possible reunion is definitely not too far fetched.

Detroit Lions

After another disappointing outing in 2020, the Lions will be looking to strengthen in the coming months. They have number 7 pick at this year’s draft. The fact that Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones are both headed for free agency makes Detroit a potential destination for adding a potential number one wide receiver.

At 6 ft 1 inch, Smith is definitely not the ‘biggest’ wide receiver available at this year’s draft event. However, his work rate and determination to push himself to further heights will make him an ideal candidate for Michigan. Does Matthew Stafford approve? We believe so.

Philadelphia Eagles

It’s been a season to forget for coach Doug Pederson and the Philadelphia Eagles. After some disappointing displays from Carson Wentz, the Eagles brought in rookie QB Jalen Hurts towards the end of the season. Hurts throw for 1,000+ yards with six passing TDs as the Eagles narrowly missed out on the NFC East Championship in 2020.

Just like Tua, Hurts spent two seasons together playing for the Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa. Hurts was Smith’s quarterback in both 2017 and 2018 before the former transferred to Oklahoma. In 2017, Smith caught eight passes for 160 yards and 3 TDs. The following year, he caught 42 for 693 yards and 6 touchdowns. We’d love to see these two play some ball for Philly in 2021!

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Daniel Arambur

Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche. He has previously written for Sportscafe and Republic World. In addition to that, Daniel has completed his first level in Spanish linguistic training with Hispanic Horizons. With respect to the NFL, Daniel is a keen admirer of the old guard in Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers, while also closely following the career trajectory of the effervescent Tom Brady. The Mass Media graduate backs Patrick Mahomes to go on and make his mark as the ‘greatest to ever do it’ in the National Football League.

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