Curtis McNeal #22 of the University of Southern California Trojans tries to hold off Harrison Smith #22 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
I wanted to pull the trigger on Trumaine Johnson and actually did until I realized that Smith was still on the board. I love what Smith will bring to the Broncos secondary, which includes former teammate David Bruton. Also, he will be joined at the safety position by Quinton Carter, Mike Adams and Rahim Moore.
Harrison is a hard-hitting safety who can make plays in the secondary and fill run lanes with his punishing hits. Playing both linebacker and safety in South Bend, he has an understanding of multiple positions, which should help him adjust to the next level smoother. At 6'2" and 213 lbs. Harrison is more of a run-stuffing safety but has some skills as a cover safety as well. Harrison plays very well downhill and will match up nicely with the physical play of today's tight ends, as well as wide receivers and backs.
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