Originally posted on The Saints Nation  |  Last updated 4/11/13
I didn't expect to see Jason Smith, of all people, walking through the Saints' doors but this is a very intriguing development. Smith is 26 and was drafted as the 2nd overall pick - yes you read that correctly - just 4 years ago. He spent three concussion filled seasons with the Rams and was largely a bust before playing for the Jets last year and never really panning out. He did grade favorably on PFF despite just over 200 snaps as a backup, with solid grades associated with both run blocking and pass protection. Coming out of college, Smith was lauded as being one of the next tackle greats in the game. He signed a 1 year deal with the Saints for what I can only assume is very little, in an effort to resurrect his career I'm sure. He was said to lose passion and commitment to the game over his head issues which led some to believe he would retire young, but it looks like he's ready to give it another shot with the Saints and compete for the left tackle starting position. If h...
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