Report: Star prospect DeVonta Smith can be ‘put in pencil’ to Miami Dolphins

DeVonta Smith

The Miami Dolphins have the No. 3 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, and they may already know who they want to take.

According to Pro Football Network’s insider Benjamin Allbright, the Dolphins are honing in on University of Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith with the No. 3 overall selection.

“That’s the one you can probably put in pencil right now is DeVonta Smith to the Dolphins, so I’m not moving off that at all,” Allbright said. “He’s very intelligent and understands that even though he’s not going to be playing, this is an opportunity to get in front of that coaching staff and make his case.”

The Dolphins are looking for another big-play threat for quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, and Smith certainly fits that mold.

Smith won the Heisman Trophy this season after catching 117 passes for 1,856 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Alabama went on to win the National Championship, and Smith is viewed as the top wideout in the upcoming draft class.

Smith and Tagovailoa played together at Alabama, and Smith would complement DeVante Parker nicely in the Dolphins’ offense.

If Miami holds onto the No. 3 pick, it seems that Smith is an obvious choice.