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NFL Draft Film Breakdown | Ihmir Smith-Marsette, WR, Iowa | Draft Sleeper

With the NFL Draft quickly approaching, all eyes seem to be on the wide receiver class. Many have DeVonta Smith of Alabama as their number one with LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase right behind him. Then another Alabama wide out Jaylen Waddle is right behind them, but are they forgetting a wide out?

I honestly believe they are missing a wide receiver prospect. I feel because Ihmir-Smith Marsette finished the season injured, people are overlooking him.


When you breakdown his film there is not much difference between Ihmir and the top prospect DeVonta Smith. Both are around 6’1, Smith-Marsette is a little heavier at 179 and both can return kicks.

I have been blown away when breaking down film on Smith-Marsette. He reminds me heavily of Kansas City Chiefs WR Mecole Herdman. He was utilized the same way Hardman is for the Chiefs. They hit him on screens, he has several designed runs and he is explosive return man. You can see he is a problem for opposing defenses.

I project Ihmir Smith-Marsette to end up going a lot sooner than people project. He did get injured this year, but his recovery is said to be moving along fine. He has a pro day next month at Iowa. If he can have a great pro day, his name could start trending upwards.

Remember in the preseason, Ihmir had a 2nd round Blesto grade. This kid is a super star in the making. Many have him going 4th to 5th in their Mock Drafts, but they may want to start changing that.

Damond Talbot

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