Dec 30, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders defensive line backer Will Smith (7) wins the most valuable defensive player in the Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: The Cowboys Draft LB WIll Smith In The Seventh Round


The Dallas Cowboys have five selections in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Three of those picks are compensatory. So far in this year’s draft, the Cowboys have selected Michigan offensive tackle Zach Martin, Boise State defensive end Demarcus Lawrence, Iowa linebacker Anthony Hitchens and Pittsburgh wide receiver Devin Street.

With their first pick in the seventh round, the Cowboys drafted Ben Gardner, DE, Stanford. And now it’s time for Dallas’ newest addition. In the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft, at pick #238, the Dallas Cowboys select…

Will Smith, Outside Linebacker, Texas Tech

Here’s everything you need to know about the young prospect:

Height: 6’2
Weight: 231 lbs.
40 Speed/Bench: 4.59/17
2013 Numbers: 120 tackles, 10. 5 TFL, 4.5 sacks

Player Breakdown: Smith’s a tackling machine who can really run. His 2013 total of 120 tackles is the most by a Red Raider since 2002. Smith was the 2013 Holiday Bowl Defensive Most Valuable Player with 14 tackles, including two for a loss. Played two years at Texas Tech as a JUCO transfer. Has a twin brother.

Cowboys Analysis: A special teams addition who will get chance to play back-up linebacker. Smith will provide solid depth.

Dallas Cowboys Seventh Round Picks Since 2008

2013 – None
2012 – Caleb McSurdy, LB, Montana
2011 – Shaun Chapas, RB, Georgia
2011 – Bill Nagy, OL, Wisconsin
2010 – Sean Lissemore, DT, William & Mary
2009 – Mike Mickens, DB, Cincinnati
2009 – Manuel Johnson, WR, Oklahoma
2008 – None

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  • David

    Steven you should have your author card revoked. Martin came from Notre Dame not Michigan. Wow…I’m just bustin your chops a bit lol.

  • Amar S.

    Great pick for Dallas. Smith is very talented, just watch the film. Look at Men In Black and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air for his best work.

    • Earl Robertson

      Lol