The Dallas Cowboys knew there was risk involved with selecting former Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith in the second-round of the 2016 NFL Draft. They also knew there was tremendous upside.
A brutal and scary knee injury during his final collegiate game left Smith’s NFL future in doubt, and after missing his entire rookie season, the 23-year-old returned in 2017. He played in all 17 games, totaling 81 combined tackles, two forced fumbles and one sack.
But for Smith, he’s now fully ready to show the world that he’s completely back, something he told Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports in a recent interview.
Smith is an incredible talent and immediately bolstered the Cowboys linebacker corps. During the interview, the collegiate star told Schultz that suffering that injury and having the game taken from him was “humbling” and that it made him “a better man.”
Source: Heavy Sports