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NFL Draft Report Super Sleeper: Smallwood

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Scouts know better than to be fooled by the Scouting Combine performance of UConn middle linebacker Yawin Smallwood. NFL scout Dave-Te' Thomas saw plenty to like when he analyzed Smallwood's game in 13 categories for the scouting report distributed to teams upon their request.

Hopefully, Connecticut's Yawin Smallwood will not regret his decision to leave school a year early for the National Football League. Regarded as one of the rising stars in the college game after a sophomore season that saw him lead the team and rank third in the Big East Conference with 120 tackles that included 15.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage, he nearly matched those figures during the...

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