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Onterrio Smith

RB | (0-0, 220) | Oregon
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: High school All-American. Played in eight games as a true freshman at Tennessee in '99, when he rushed for 189 yards and four touchdowns, averaging just more than six yards per carry, with two catches for 25 yards and a score. Dismissed from the team for rules violations. Transfer redshirt in 2000. Started just one game but split time in '01 with Seahawks 2002 second-round draft pick Maurice Morris and carried 161-1,007-7, caught 8-63, threw a TD pass and returned 12 kickoffs for 338 yards with a touchdown. Started 10-of-10 games in '02 as a fourth-year junior, carrying 244-1,141-12. Caught 13-78 and returned seven kickoffs for 175 yards.

Positives: Fluid, natural runner who can lower pads and deliver a blow and make defenders miss. Is agile, quick and instinctive and plays bigger than his size. Has a good center of gravity, good power, instincts, vision, skills and top ability and can break long runs and make big plays. Superb athlete with excellent running skills.

Negatives: Sometimes runs into the man to beat in the open field. May be better inside in traffic. Character is a big concern. Needs work in the passing game and on blocking. Must improve focus and attention to detail.

Summary: Great natural athletic ability, but his character will affect where he is drafted. He must stay out of trouble to have success at the next level.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.