The Packers are churning through low-level wide receiver prospects shortly before cutdown weekend. On the heels of their visit with Chester Rogers, they’re working out wide receiver Devin Smith. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler first had the news.
Green Bay Packers are working out WR Devin Smith, former first-round pick cut by the Dallas Cowboys, per source.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) September 4, 2020
Smith was a second-round pick by the New York Jets in 2015 but has played in just 18 NFL games since then, thanks to ACL tears in the same knee late in his rookie year and then again in early 2017. Smith caught 15 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns in those games.
Smith was in uniform for the Dallas Cowboys for four games in 2019, starting two. The Cowboys, chock full of options at receiver, cut Smith earlier this week.
A 6-foot-1, 199-pound prospect out of Ohio State, Smith recorded a 4.42 40-yard dash and 39-inch vertical leap at the 2015 NFL Combine. His most notable moment in football for Wisconsin sports fans came in OSU’s 2011 win over the Wisconsin Badgers, when Smith caught a Hail Mary to beat Wisconsin on the game’s final play. He also recorded 12 touchdown receptions and 931 yards on just 33 receptions as a senior, serving as the Buckeye’s primary deep threat in their run to a national title.