Za'Darius Smith
Za'Darius Smith
26-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Green Bay Packers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
After spending four years with the Ravens, Smith joined the Packers during the offseason. He was mainly a rotational player while with the Ravens, but the Packers believe he is ready for a more prominent role, and signed him to a lucrative multi-year deal. His salary figures to make him a starter, which will give him a chance to see more snaps. Smith's sack rate last year rivaled that of pass rushers who finished with more sacks, so if he takes off as the Packers expect, he's a good bet to break into double digits in the sack department for the first time in his career. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $66 million contract with the Packers in March of 2019.
Ready for offseason workouts
LBGreen Bay Packers
April 11, 2019
Smith (sports hernia) was active during the first day of voluntary workouts, Stu Courtney of reports.
Back in January, Smith underwent surgery to correct a minor sports hernia injury that was initially believed to require 4-to-6 weeks to heal. Three months later, it appears Smith is back on the field and ready to go. While the injury wasn't believed to be overly serious in the first place, the 26-year-old undoubtedly will benefit from a full offseason uninhibited by any sort of rehab.
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Measurables Review
How do Za'Darius Smith's measurables compare to other linebackers?
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.
6' 4"
272 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.83 sec
Shuttle Time
4.66 sec
Cone Drill
7.42 sec
Vertical Jump
29.0 in
Broad Jump
113 in
Bench Press
23 reps
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2019 Baltimore Ravens
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278 days ago
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285 days ago
Jim Coventry expects J.J. Watt and the rest of Houston’s pass rushers to have a big game against Alex Smith and a decimated Redskins offensive line.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
In what was his rookie season last year, Smith totaled a respectable 5.5 sacks while playing 38.1 percent of the team’s defensive snaps. He was a beneficiary of Terrell Suggs missing nearly the entire season to a torn Achilles', seeing the field much more to fill in for the Pro-Bowler. With Suggs and Elvis Dumervil the clear starters at outside linebacker in 2016, Smith could be forced to take a step back in his second campaign.
The Ravens hope that Smith, a fourth-round draft pick out of Kentucky, can replace the departed Pernell McPhee as a versatile pass-rusher in a part-time role. Much like McPhee, Smith is an oversized outside linebacker with the potential to pressure quarterbacks from a variety of stances and locations.
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Ready to join Packers
LBBaltimore Ravens
Sports Hernia
March 12, 2019
Smith (sports hernia) is signing with Green Bay, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Recovering from sports hernia
LBBaltimore Ravens
Sports Hernia
January 25, 2019
Smith had sports hernia surgery in January and is expected to need 4-to-6 weeks for recovery, Jamison Hensley of reports.
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Posts 8.5 sacks in 2018
LBBaltimore Ravens
January 17, 2019
Smith recorded 45 tackles (26 solo), 8.5 sacks, two passes defensed and one forced fumble across 16 games in the 2018 season.
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Notches 1.5 sacks in win
LBBaltimore Ravens
December 24, 2018
Smith recorded five tackles (four solo), including 1.5 sacks in Saturday's win over the Chargers.
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Breakout performance against Titans
LBBaltimore Ravens
October 15, 2018
Smith racked up three sacks and a forced fumble in Sunday's win over the Titans and finished with five total tackles.
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