Irv Smith Jr.
Irv Smith Jr.
21-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Minnesota Vikings
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Although Smith's Alabama resume didn't match up with O.J. Howard's, the Vikings thought highly enough of Smith to select him with the 50th overall selection. Smith gets marks for pedigree - his father was an NFL tight end in the 90s - and he was considered the best pass-catching tight end in the talent-rich SEC last year. Minnesota isn't expected to keep Kyle Rudolph much longer, it's just a matter of whether or not Rudolph is jettisoned before the 2019 season. It's a mistake to expect Smith to rip up the league right away, especially since he turns 21 right before the season, but he'll probably settle in as a Minnesota staple in the next couple of years. He has interesting upside. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $5.8 million contract with the Vikings in May of 2019.
Two receptions Sunday
TEMinnesota Vikings
October 14, 2019
Smith had two receptions for 29 yards on two targets in Sunday's win over the Eagles.
ANALYSIS
Smith played on 38 of the offense's 70 snaps, which was a season-high 55 percent. Smith will get more involved in the offense when the Vikings turn to the passing game, but he's still behind Kyle Rudolph in playing time (67 snaps) and isn't featured beyond a few targets per game.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Irv Smith Jr.'s 2019 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
8.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.27
 
% Team Air Yards
4.4%
 
% Team Targets
5.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
6.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
87.5%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.4
 
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How often does Irv Smith Jr. run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Irv Smith Jr.
78 routes   8 targets
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123 routes   11 targets
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Lions pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
74.7
 
Cornerbacks
65.6
 
Safeties
83.4
 
Linebackers
97.2
 
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2019 Irv Smith Jr. Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Irv Smith Jr.'s measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
242 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.63 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.33 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.32 sec
 
Vertical Jump
32.5 in
 
Broad Jump
110 in
 
Bench Press
19 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
31.50 in
 
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Falls back down to earth
TEMinnesota Vikings
October 1, 2019
Smith caught a single pass for a five-yard gain during Sunday's 16-6 loss to Chicago.
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Three receptions Sunday
TEMinnesota Vikings
September 23, 2019
Smith had three receptions for 60 yards on three targets in Sunday's win over Oakland.
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Gets first career reception
TEMinnesota Vikings
September 16, 2019
Smith lost a yard on his only reception and had two targets in Sunday's loss at Green Bay.
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No targets Sunday
TEMinnesota Vikings
September 9, 2019
Smith played 26 snaps on offense Sunday, but was not targeted in the passing game.
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Hits paydirt Sunday
TEMinnesota Vikings
August 18, 2019
Smith Jr. caught all five of his targets for 28 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's preseason win over the Seahawks.
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