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.
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.
Smith Jr. continued to rack up short little gains, but managed to get into the endzone for the first time this preseason. The second-round pick saw most of his snaps with the second unit, and that figures to be his role early on behind stalwart Kyle Rudolph. Smith Jr. -- who is projected to be a better offensive tight end than Rudolph -- was praised for his run-blocking improvement earlier this week, so a potential changing of the guard could happen if he keeps that up. The rookie will look to build on this performance during Saturday's preseason tilt against Arizona.
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How often does Irv Smith Jr. run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Irv Smith Jr. and the other tight ends for the Vikings are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
531 routes   82 targets
47 routes   7 targets
33 routes   6 targets
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2018 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.
6' 2"
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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Blocking well
TEMinnesota Vikings
August 15, 2019
Vikings assistant Gary Kubiak said Smith has impressed the coaching staff with his blocking, Tom Pelissero of reports.
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Targeted seven times in debut
TEMinnesota Vikings
August 9, 2019
Smith Jr. caught three of seven targets for 21 yards during Friday's 34-25 preseason win over the Saints.
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Continues multi-position work
TEMinnesota Vikings
August 6, 2019
While Smith has worked primarily with the second-team offense in training camp, he has mixed in with the starters at "F" tight end, meaning he will be aligned all over the field from fullback to slot receiver, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Lining up all over field
TEMinnesota Vikings
June 2, 2019
Smith Jr. lined up all over the field during this week's OTA practice, from split out wide to in line next to the tackle, and drew praise from coaches for his performance, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Lands in Minnesota
TEMinnesota Vikings
April 26, 2019
The Vikings selected Smith Jr. in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 50th overall.
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