Smith may tag along with Tua

27 January 2021 20:41:30 GMTPlus10

Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith says he has spoken about linking up with ex-Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in the NFL, amid rumours of the Miami Dolphins' interest.

Dolphins head coach Brian Flores didn't dispel any rumours over Smith being a draft day target for Miami, who hold the third overall pick, when he spoke in glowing terms about the 22-year-old.

Smith is at the Senior Bowl with a number of other top prospects for April's draft, but refused to weigh in or be measured, instead insisting he will wait until Alabama's pro day to give out that information.

Smith put together a stellar season for the Crimson Tide, catching 117 passes for 1,856 yards and 23 touchdowns to become the first receiver to win the Heisman since 1991.

But, listed at 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds on the Alabama roster, NFL recruiters are concerned about his size.

Dolphins coach Flores is getting a jump on his rivals by coaching one of the teams at the Senior Bowl this weekend and says questions over Smith's size are unnecessary.

He told local10.com: "You can nitpick all you want about a guy's size, good players are good players - I think we can see that.

"He made a lot of big plays in college. He made a lot of big plays in the big games, biggest games of the year. You can nitpick all day about things on people."

During an interview with the NFL Network on Tuesday, Smith was asked about the possibility of teaming up in the NFL with his former college quarterback Tagovailoa.

"We did talk about it," said Smith. "Talked about it would be nice just to run it back again. But not too much, but somewhat talking about it."

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