Trey Smith, Tennessee
Two mock drafts released this week have Trey Smith, a mammoth o-line prospect out of Tennessee, heading to the Chiefs to help bolster the interior after watching this year’s effort to string together a line that’s both available and able.
"While it is fun to give the Chiefs another dynamic offensive toy with Sammy Watkins and Demarcus Robinson up for free agency, it would be a better investment for them to go the interior offensive line route."
At 6’6, 325 lbs., Smith certainly looks the part as an impressive import along the interior offensive line. He also comes with plenty of starting experience—he came into this season with 39 starts—at the highest levels of college football. Even before this year began, he was considered a first-round pick by Todd McShay immediately following last year’s draft and Smith has built on that this season, despite Tennessee’s misery in 2020.
Smith is better known as a run blocker than anything else, and he also comes with major medical questions that need to be answered before a team uses their first-round investment on him. (Blood clots cost him much of his 2018 season.) However, he’s been cleared to play for the Vols, and he’s done so at a high level for multiple seasons now. If a physical checks out from team doctors in K.C., Smith would be a very nice grab in the upcoming draft.