The Jacksonville Jaguars are quickly getting their 2014 NFL draft class under contract. The team signed fourth-round pick Aaron Colvin earlier on Wednesday and then announced the signing of fifth-round pick defensive end Chris Smith later in the afternoon.
While Smith's height was a concern for some teams in the pre-draft process, Smith has already drawn some praise from media and coaches during the Jaguars two-day rookie mini-camp over the weekend with some flash plays.
At 6'1, 266 pounds, the obvious fit for Smith in Bradley's defense is at the LEO position where he will have the opportunity to be a pass rushing specialist. That was a role he thrived in with the Razorbacks, racking up 21.5 sacks in his final three years with the team.
Head coach Gus Bradley coached Smith during the 2014 Senior Bowl, where he had an excellent week of practice. Smith, along with Colvin, were both coached by the Jaguars in the Senior Bowl.