Telvin Smith
Telvin Smith
28-Year-Old LinebackerLB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Telvin Smith in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a four-year, $45.05 million contract with the Jaguars in October of 2017.
Placed on reserve/retired list
LBJacksonville Jaguars
July 24, 2019
The Jaguars placed Smith (personal) on their reserve/retired list Wednesday, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
Smith announced in May that he won't play football in 2019, instead taking some time away from the game to focus on his health and personal life. He still has the option to return at any time, but there hasn't been any suggestion he'll change his mind. Jake Ryan (knee) and Quincy Williams are the top candidates to replace Smith atop the depth chart at weak-side linebacker.
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How do Telvin 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' 3"
215 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.52 sec
Vertical Jump
31.5 in
Broad Jump
119 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Smith is profoundly undersized at 215 pounds, but his plus athleticism and unmatched instincts allow him to take down ballcarriers before blockers can even get their hands near him. Smith's prescience sometimes makes it appear as if the other 10 defenders are lagging in the video feed, but he's just that sharp. He'd probably be even more productive if he didn't have so much competition for tackles on the Jaguars defense, but he's also a standout blitz and turnover threat. That he hovers around 120 tackles per year is nothing to complain about, either.
Smith's 2016 season wasn't quite as productive as was hoped, but he remains solidly on the list of potentially elite IDP candidates this year. While his tackle rate dropped last year (119 tackles in 1,048 snaps), his previous two years (232 in 1,703) gives hope for a bounce back. Smith is one of the league's most instinctive and athletic linebackers, making him a threat to post standout sack and interception production in addition to his high tackle ceiling. Heading into his age-26 season, Smith is poised to breeze past 100 tackles for the fourth consecutive year.
Smith remains undersized at 6-foot-3, 223 pounds, but his truly rare instincts and athleticism have allowed him to produce as a top IDP in his first two seasons. He exceeded 100 tackles as a part-time player his rookie year, and after stepping into a full-time role in 2015 he pushed for a pace of nearly 10 tackles per game. After finishing 2015 with 128 tackles (99 solo) in 998 snaps, there's further room for growth as he could approach 1,100 snaps. The addition of second-round pick Myles Jack should be more of a concern for Paul Posluszny than for Smith.
Smith likely will be undervalued in drafts this year, but he could make a big IDP impact. Smith passed triple-digit tackles last year in just 705 snaps as a rookie, while replacing the injured Paul Posluszny. He added two sacks and one interception. Linebacker J.T. Thomas left Jacksonville in free agency, leaving Smith as the clear three-down linebacker next to Posluszny in nickel formations. Thanks to excellent athleticism and great instincts, Smith's 6-3, 220-pound frame doesn't hold him back.
The rookie out of Florida State will step into a rotational role at outside linebacker.
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Not playing in 2019
LBJacksonville Jaguars
May 9, 2019
Smith announced Thursday via Instagram that he won't be playing football in 2019.
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Status with Jags murky
LBJacksonville Jaguars
April 27, 2019
General manager Dave Caldwell said, "We'll see. I don't want to get into hypotheticals," regarding Smith's status with the Jaguars for 2019, Phillip Heilman of The Florida Times-Union reports.
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Missing at voluntary workouts
LBJacksonville Jaguars
April 16, 2019
Smith is not with the Jaguars for the beginning of their voluntary offseason workouts, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
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Again reaches double-digit tackles
LBJacksonville Jaguars
January 2, 2019
Smith had 10 tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's loss to the Texans and finished 2018 with 134 tackles, two interceptions, one sack, a forced fumble and one touchdown.
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Scores pick-six in win
LBJacksonville Jaguars
December 23, 2018
Smith recorded six tackles (five solo), one pass defended and one interception, which he returned for a touchdown during Sunday's 17-7 win over the Dolphins.
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