Tevaun Smith has serious speed.
That was proven by the ultra fast times he posted at Iowa’s Pro Day on Monday, March 21. All 32 NFL and three CFL teams were in attendance, and Smith put on quite a display in the testing events at the Hayden Fry Football Complex.
The Toronto born-and-raised receiver ripped off a 4.33-second 40-yard dash, 3.94-second shuttle and 6.56-second 3-cone. Those times would’ve ranked him in the top three at the NFL Combine in each of the respective events. Smith put up 13 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press while recording a 38-inch vertical and 10-foot, 2-inch broad jump. He checked in at just over six-feet and 205 lbs.
In his senior season at Iowa, Smith played in 13 games making 32 receptions for 563 yards – a 17.6-yards-per-catch average – and three touchdowns. He provided the longest offensive play of the Hawkeyes’ season with an 85-yard touchdown in the Big Ten Championship game.
Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto had scouts make the trip to Iowa City. After Smith’s results made there way around the CFL, personnel men north of the border believe the speedy pass catcher could now be a late round NFL Draft pick or get a priority undrafted free agent contract for sure.
“He made himself some money,” one CFL evaluator says.
Smith, who was the No. 1 rated player on the CFL’s December Scouting Bureau rankings, saw his NFL Draft stock go up based on what he accomplished at Iowa’s Pro Day, and conversely his CFL Draft stock went in the other direction.